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Re: [wg-c] lock-in
On 25-Nov-99 John Charles Broomfield wrote:
> If we look at it closely, the *vast majority* of defenders of the
> idea of getting an eternal grant of ownership of a TLD that can be
> commercially are those that want a TLD (or more) granted to them for
> eternity so that they can exploit it commercially...
Odd. I only see three on this list with an interest in running a TLD.
Roland from MHSC and IO Design represented by Chris Ambler, and then the
CORE group, represented by.....more than I could count.
Now, how 2 people representing 2 companies makes up "the vast majority of
defenders of an idea" of what you unfairly (and in a clear attempt to
spread Fear, Uncertaintly and Doubt) called "an eternal grant of ownership
of a TLD ...." is absolutely beyond my comprehension.
> (No, I haven't yet
> figured out William Walsh)
And I'm not the only one without an obvious direct financial involvement
who has supported this view. I notice how easily you ignore that, though.
> so it is rather obvious that you are very
> from being an uninterested party arguing for what you think is the best
> scenario for the development of the internet in general. In fact, you
> actively arguing for what would be a scenario that would very openly
> you personally.
Actually, John, this can be more seen as characterizing the CORE
supporters. Everyone one of them would see themselves in a better
financial position if all registries were forced to be shared non-profit
registries, because it would mean a direct enhancement of their service
offerings. Competitive TLDs could seriously dent their registration
levels, especially when Registries prices begin to fall as a result of
competition to levels that make it hard for a model that has middlemen to
pay to keep up.
Frankly, John, I'm sick and tired of yours and Kent's continued F.U.D. on
these issues. I dare say you are doing more harm to your cause than you
are doing benefit.
William X. Walsh - DSo Internet Services
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax:(209) 671-7934