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Re: [ga] VeriSign Proposal a Done Deal??

On 2002-01-05 23:53:30 -0800, William X Walsh wrote:

>The uncertainty in the current system is VASTLY more fair, in that 
>it really is possible for just about ANYONE to acquire one of 
>these names.

>Snapnames and the other services CAN BE AND ARE beat out for 
>names, every day.

Basically, EVERY system which is based on drop timing and works 
without direct registry involvement  la WLS means a lottery of 
domain names, which is strongly biased by network conectivity, 
bandwidth, and latency available to players.

When looking at averages, you'll find an auction of expired domain 
names to the bidders with the highest ressources.

>There is nothing which will convince me that a registry level 
>program like this is in any way in the best interests of the 
>internet community.

>This is even worse than the plan I spoke of on here a week ago, 
>where a Registrar was considering bypassing the drop process 
>altogether and reselling its dropped names itself without ever 
>returning them to the registry.

Why should WLS be worse than that?

Thomas Roessler                        http://log.does-not-exist.org/

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