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    Facts almost right, but conclusions are horrendous
    by SimonHiggs on Friday March 21 2003, @05:34PM (#11360)
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    It's interesting to see RFC1591 used in such an um... unique and novel way.

    It's no surprise to see:

    1) the Postel IANA applications ignored yet again
    2) priority given to Stuart Lynn's whim over the applicants in 2000
    3) a .dns TLD with "the capacity to solve many of the current naming problems associated with DNS by
    creating permanent and stable object identifiers" which completely misses the point of DNS and creates an artificial and arbitrary control over language use - the only good idea in the explanation is .ISBN which was missed entirely
    4) auctions and illegal lotteries which have been proven failures in the past
    5) "lesser developing countries" not using existing cctld processes, but rather being rationed by lottery
    6) eBay used as a best case delegation model!!!
    7) separating the name from the registry harming technical innovation which completely ignores emerging peer-to-peer solutions and advances in distributed databases not to mention that this is a critical requirement in decentralizing DNS like the IP/router registries

    You've got your facts somewhat correct, but the conclusions and execution is a total disaster waiting to happen.

    The bottom line is that this plan is another terrible process geared to favor ICANN insiders.
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