drc at virtualized.org
Fri Apr 29 12:28:59 EDT 2011
On Apr 29, 2011, at 9:09 AM, John Curran wrote:
> 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.
And if you didn't like being forced into that arrangement, there were (so the theory goes) a variety of competitive registries you could move to.
Last I checked, ARIN was a monopoly and there isn't really a different 'namespace' to move to in this context.
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