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Re: Broken domain statistics...

  • From: Michael K. Sanders
  • Date: Wed Feb 11 20:56:06 1998

In message <[email protected]>, Dalvenjah FoxFire writes:
>And if it is, it means that 17% of the folks on the internet are
>paying for domains that don't work. Either that, or something else
>is broken.

An alternate interpretation might be that 17% (or some portion
thereof) of the domains in .COM are held by domain speculators who
have no intention of paying for them and can't be bothered to provide
DNS for them.

>I'm posting here because I feel it is an operational issue; that,
>plus I feel there're more folks here who can and will hammer at
>InterNIC to start doing something to enforce their policies that
>require real, authoritative nameservers.

If nothing else, it might deter casual domain speculators.  God forbid
they actually have to configure something before they can register a
domain... No doubt someone would just automate the process, though.