Re: [ga] VeriSign Proposal a Done Deal??
Thomas and all assembly members,
Thomas Roessler wrote:
> 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 à la WLS means a lottery of
> domain names, which is strongly biased by network conectivity,
> bandwidth, and latency available to players.
Good point here Thomas. Well done! In addition it would
make the potential WLS subscribers also lottery entities
themselves. This would seem to be a huge departure
from the MoU and White Paper.
> When looking at averages, you'll find an auction of expired domain
> names to the bidders with the highest ressources.
Yes. And such a bias is inconsistent with the MoU and White Paper
> >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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