RE: Thick vs.thin (was: [ga] Casting stones)
Any number of them. The very existence of registrars in this namespace
is, in itself, an innovation. The myriad of business models they employ
represent an innovation, the technology that they use, in many cases,
represent an innovation...the list does go one, but the specifics are
well-documented and not really important to this discussion.
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> From: Stephane Bortzmeyer [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2002 6:34 AM
> To: Ross Wm. Rader
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> Subject: Re: Thick vs.thin (was: [ga] Casting stones)
> On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 04:02:16PM -0400,
> Ross Wm. Rader <email@example.com> wrote
> a message of 134 lines which said:
> > It's not the cost of the network that is the variable, but
> the cost to
> > the network - ie, the Internet as a whole. For one, there is a
> > tremendous opportunity cost associated with a centralized
> structure a
> > la a thick registry in terms of lost innovation, competition etc.
> I wonder how many of the 100-200 registrars of .COM innovated
> anything with the nice database of contacts they have?
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