RE: Re: [ga] Re: VeriSign Proposal a Done Deal??
On Sun, 6 Jan 2002, at 20:03 [=GMT-0500], Gomes, Chuck wrote:
> This service would do nothing with your domain name unless you elected
> to release it. A domain name is not owned; it never has been. You
> register it for a specified period of time and you have the right to
> renew it. If you don't it becomes available for others. To use your
> logic, your approval would be needed for a re-registration of the name
> you formerly registered but deleted.
This very much sounds like how the telco's worked (at least in my country,
but I guess elsewhere too): you could not buy a phone and own it, no you
leased it from them. Also it was illegal to use any other equipment. Both
the service and the way you could use it, were determined by the seller.
Why? Monopoly, mitigated recently, as far as the DNS is concerned, by
turning it into a cartel.
We will break the cartel. Believe it or not.
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> I must admit that I am rather surprized to see an argument like this
> from you.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joop Teernstra [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 3:33 PM
> > To: Gomes, Chuck
> > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: RE: Re: [ga] Re: VeriSign Proposal a Done Deal??
> > At 08:43 6/01/02, you wrote:
> > >The value to the Internet community therefore seems rather obvious to
> > >me. But, if there is none as you suggest, then the service will be a
> > >failure. On the other hand, if there is demand and hence
> > value, it will
> > >succeed. The level of success will depend on how much
> > demand and value
> > >there is. The best way to test it is to let the market
> > prove it one way
> > >or other.
> > Chuck,
> > Not only the Market. There is also something called ethics.
> > You may put my valuable collectibles on a waiting list for covetous
> > companies or individuals, but it would be unethical to do so
> > without my
> > approval.
> > Has Verisign such an "approval" system in place?
> > (hey, you could market it...)
> > --Joop
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