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Re: offtopic for NANOG - do not read

  • From: Karl Denninger
  • Date: Sat Apr 26 14:58:35 1997

On Fri, Apr 25, 1997 at 11:16:39PM -0700, Paul A Vixie wrote:
> Warning: NANOG-irrelevent flame about NSI contained herein.  Hit "D" now.
> 
> > There's really no reason any of us should be worried about NSI and the
> > IAHC competing for domain name registries. But NSI is also pushing for
> > control over the root domain (.) and if things get too heated up over that
> > dispute we really could see a partition of the Internet at the DNS level.
> 
> This is not a concern.  The DNS software vendors, and the root servers, all
> follow the IANA.  When IANA says "go", we go.  If NSI says "go somewhere else"
> then they become irrelevant, and they become a travesty, and their gravestone
> becomes another mile marker on the Internet's road to glory.
> 
> This means "." moves to IANA-operated servers as soon as IANA says so.
> 
> This means "COM" moves to IANA-approved servers as soon as IANA says so.
> 
> This means NSI had best fire all of its lawyers and maybe its President/CEO.
> 
> Internet B-I-G, NSI "little".
> 
> The DNS namespace is a public trust, not a corporate asset.  "Get over it."

You are so full of it Paul that one has to wonder what you're smoking, and
how you've avoided prison doing so.

What the hell has been addling your brain out there in California?

I'd like you to point out the major corporations and public universities who
will do this.  I'd also like you to immediately return that nice root server
that NSI has paid for in part or whole, if you really believe this.

Anyone trying to take "COM" and point it somewhere else will find that they
have created a class-action lawsuit with 1,000,000 plaintiffs -- all the
people who you instantly disconnect that have COM domains.

Anyone trying to STEAL NSI's COM zone (to appropriate it as their own) will 
likely find themselves on the wrong end of a monstrous lawsuit, not to 
mention potential felony theft charges.

Grow up Paul.  

Seriously.

The Internet isn't your little playground, and it does not belong to Jon
Postel, Joyce Reynolds, and Bill Manning.  

Those are facts.

If you assert differently, then let's see the names of those who agree 
with you.  They'll make interesting additions to the list that NSI, who has
rights in those databases, should be watching.

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