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Re: [wg-c] voting on TLDs
On Sun, Mar 05, 2000 at 09:39:57PM -0800, Mark C. Langston wrote:
> You say that we have no evidence that a flood of new, inexperienced
> registry admins will provide stable service. Well, we have no
> evidence to the contrary.
Actually, we do -- so much so that it is ludicrous to claim otherwise.
There is a reason that we speak of "operations experience". There's a
reason why people with "operations experience" are highly paid and
> We do, however, have more than ample proof
> that administrative instability has not damaged the Internet. If you
> need any examples, witness the bulk of current and past registrars.
> Look at NSI. The net routes around trouble; it doesn't come crashing
> down around our ears just because somebody can't run their business
1) the registrars went through a testbed period.
2) the operation of a registrar is not a part of the network
infrastructure, whereas the operation of a registry is. In particular,
registrars have no direct access to DNS servers.
3) there have been significant problems associated with the NSI
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