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DNS report released

  • From: Dean Anderson
  • Date: Fri Jan 30 22:19:22 1998

I think a lot of people on this list might be interested in this.

>From: [email protected] (Gordon Irlam)
>
>The government today issued a report on governance of the Domain Name
>System.
>
>Please review:
>
>    http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/domainname130.htm
>
>It says a lot of positive sounding things, but on a careful reading
>it seems to leave the way open for Network Solutions to obtain monopoly
>control over the registry functions for .com, .net, and .org, and to
>extract extremely serious monopoly rents as a result.
>
>I'd be interested in other people's thoughts on this report, and what
>to do about this problem, which I feel is potentially extremely serious.
>
>I have a bunch of material online on this issue at:
>
>    http://www.base.com/gordoni/thoughts/dns-control.html
>
>but have not updated it to take into consideration the above report.
>
>                                           gordoni
>


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