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Re: [wg-c] breaking up (names) is hard to do
On Sun, Aug 29, 1999 at 04:34:43AM -0700, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:
> > What do people think?
> It's the most rube-golberg means of price-fixing that I have ever heard
> and it isn't within light-years of a compromise position. Besides, it
> isn't enforcable. You simply can not force a registry to become part of
That was not mentioned at all. Of course, a registry does not have
to deal with ICANN -- it can be part of some other root server.
> What is the value-add of a commercial registry joining in
> this little scheme?
To get access to the IANA root.
> I have heard all sorts of FUD regarding the price-gouge bogeyman, on
> this list. All of it sheer false speculation. In a competitive market,
> it simply won't occur. I have more reason and evidence to say that then
> the converse.
The POC did a position paper exploring this matter at some depth. I
have posted it on my website: http://songbird.com/kent/glennspaper.html.
Kent Crispin "Do good, and you'll be
email@example.com lonesome." -- Mark Twain