owen at delong.com
Fri Apr 29 17:25:25 EDT 2011
On Apr 29, 2011, at 9:28 AM, David Conrad wrote:
> 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.
Uh, no... For quite some years after the change was made, you had
no other alternative but to go with Network Solutions and sign their
Domain Name Services contract and pay their (ridiculous) fees.
NSI was granted a monopoly for several years before.
> 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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