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Charging for US Domain Names (fwd)

  • From: Daniel Senie
  • Date: Fri Jun 13 16:24:05 1997

For those who aren't yet sick of the topic, this note was sent to US domain
registrars. I suspect those folks who grabbed hundreds of domains will have
to make a good business case now, as will ISPs who've been providing this
service gratis to the limited folks who've shown interest.

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 17:29:56 -0700
>From: [email protected]
>To: [email protected]
>Cc: [email protected]
>Subject: Charging for US Domain Names
>We appreciate the service you are providing by supporting the
>subdomains of the US Domain.
>Our service in managing the overall structure of the US Domain has been
>paid for under a Cooperative Agreement with the National Science
>Foundation (NSF).  This agreement will end in March 1998.
>Starting in the spring of 1998 our service will have to be self
>supporting (no more government funds).
>We expect to introduce an annual charge for maintaining the records of
>the subdomains we delegate.
>At this time -- and subject to change -- our guestimate is that the
>charge per delegated subdomain will be between $20 and $40 per year.
>--jon & shanthi

Daniel Senie                           mailto:[email protected]
Sr. Staff Engineer           
OpenROUTE Networks, Inc.               (a wholly owned subsidiary of
Proteon, Inc.)