[arin-ppml] Analogies

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Fri Apr 29 12:57:51 EDT 2011

On Apr 29, 2011, at 9:31 AM, John Curran wrote:
>> 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.
> Could you explain?  When that happened, I don't recall there being any competitive registries.

When NSF allowed Netsol to charge, there were 200+ or TLDs in the root zone, e.g., ".US" (which was free, albeit had other restrictions).  This actually was a topic of discussion for the RIRs of the day: 

% whois -h whois.iana.org apnic.int
% whois -h whois.iana.org ripe.int


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