[arin-ppml] Analogies

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Apr 29 12:09:15 EDT 2011

On Apr 28, 2011, at 9:40 PM, David Conrad wrote:

> Ted,
> On Apr 28, 2011, at 9:06 AM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> This is the same argument that the "alternate root people" have used for the last decade to attempt to inject hundreds of additional TDL's into the DNS namespace and it has failed.
> Not really.  A closer analogy in the DNS space would be if ICANN had been able to enforce its attempt to force ccTLDs into entering into contractual agreements prior to getting the root zone updated. 

David -

Actually, wouldn't a more apt analogy be the transition that everyone 
underwent from free DNS services to having to pay for DNS registration
services?  That involved a similar scale of thousands of existing parties
going to from free non-contractual arrangements into a formal contract
and payment.


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