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Re: [ga] WLS Input - Greatest Good vs. Benefits of the Few

  • Subject: Re: [ga] WLS Input - Greatest Good vs. Benefits of the Few
  • From: Sotiris Sotiropoulos <sotiris@hermesnetwork.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 12:27:51 -0800
  • CC: ga@dnso.org
  • References: <DJEAKJMHKHDDLBCGDILKAEKIDPAA.jfield@dotinfo.com>
  • Sender: owner-ga@dnso.org

jeff field wrote:

> IMHO, the delete/load problem will absolutely vanish if WLS is implemented.
> Why?  Because all names of any substantial value will always have
> subscriptions, all names of lesser value that get near or go past their
> expiration date will soon get subscribed (on a rolling basis), and names
> that have no value at all will just go away.  IOW, any name in the registry
> worth anything to a speculator or otherwise will be registered by utilizing
> WLS, not by snagging it at mass delete time.  The only names that will be
> mass deleted will be names that have no value.  And, if the names being
> deleted have no value, it would naturally follow that no one will be hitting
> the registry to register those names.  And, if no one is hitting the
> registry at mass delete time, well, there goes the load on the registry and,
> there also goes the delete problem.

The truly interesting point in all of this is the
ascription of *intrinsic value* to domain names.  This
notion is tantamount to declaring a domain name as a
commodity and not simply a designation akin to a telephone
number.  Commodities have value and are generally
considered a class of property.


Sotiris Sotiropoulos
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	Toronto, Canada

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