Inside ICANNWatch  
Submit Story
Lost Password
Site Messages
Top 10 Lists
Latest Comments
Search by topic

Our Mission
ICANN for Beginners
About Us
How To Use This Site
Slash Tech Info
Link to Us
Write to Us

  Useful ICANN sites  
  • ICANN itself
  • Bret Fausett's ICANN Blog
  • Internet Governance Project
  • UN Working Group on Internet Governance
  • Karl Auerbach web site
  • Müller-Maguhn home
  • UDRPinfo.com;
  • UDRPlaw.net;
  • CircleID;
  • LatinoamerICANN Project
  • ICB Tollfree News

  •   At Large Membership and Civil Society Participation in ICANN  
  • icannatlarge.com;
  • Noncommercial Users Constituency of ICANN
  • NAIS Project
  • ICANN At Large Study Committee Final Report
  • ICANN (non)Members page
  • ICANN Membership Election site

  • ICANN-Related Reading
    Browse ICANNWatch by Subject

    Ted Byfied
    - ICANN: Defending Our Precious Bodily Fluids
    - Ushering in Banality
    - ICANN! No U CANN't!
    - roving_reporter
    - DNS: A Short History and a Short Future

    David Farber
    - Overcoming ICANN (PFIR statement)

    A. Michael Froomkin
    - When We Say US™, We Mean It!
    - ICANN 2.0: Meet The New Boss
    - Habermas@ discourse.net: Toward a Critical Theory of Cyberspace
    - ICANN and Anti-Trust (with Mark Lemley)
    - Wrong Turn in Cyberspace: Using ICANN to Route Around the APA & the Constitution (html)
    - Form and Substance in Cyberspace
    - ICANN's "Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy"-- Causes and (Partial) Cures

    Milton Mueller
    - Ruling the Root
    - Success by Default: A New Profile of Domain Name Trademark Disputes under ICANN's UDRP
    - Dancing the Quango: ICANN as International Regulatory Regime
    - Goverments and Country Names: ICANN's Transformation into an Intergovernmental Regime
    - Competing DNS Roots: Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?
    - Rough Justice: A Statistical Assessment of the UDRP
    - ICANN and Internet Governance

    David Post
    - Governing Cyberspace, or Where is James Madison When We Need Him?
    - The 'Unsettled Paradox': The Internet, the State, and the Consent of the Governed

    Jonathan Weinberg
    - Sitefinder and Internet Governance
    - ICANN, Internet Stability, and New Top Level Domains
    - Geeks and Greeks
    - ICANN and the Problem of Legitimacy

    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
    (June 1999 - March 2001)

    This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
    Auerbach Weighs in for gTLD Lotteries | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 49 comments | Search Discussion
    Click this button to post a comment to this story
    The options below will change how the comments display
    Check box to change your default comment view
    The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
    Re:This is a non-problem
    by ldg on Sunday April 06 2003, @12:45PM (#11432)
    User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
    Agree, especially since there are hundreds, if not thousands of operating registries already. I'd love to see "qualified" defined. If a registry has been operating for years, is it suddenly not qualified to operate based on some arbitrary criteria?

    Unfortunately, auctions do result in those with the deepest pockets winning whether or or not they are any better at it than those with few dollars for acceptance to the "club." Some of the older registries have expended large sums over the years and are operating on marginal budgets. Why should they have to pony up more fees to do what they have been doing all those years?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:This is a non-problem
    by KarlAuerbach on Sunday April 06 2003, @01:04PM (#11434)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    The DNS simply does not have the technical capacity to hold a zone large enough to satisfy every person or entity that might want to have a name.

    I've suggested that the numerical limit is at least in the range of several millions - as demonstrated by the size of .com. But there are billions (with a "b") of people, and I don't think that anyone believes that a single DNS zone will scale to those numbers.

    So I agree that technical competence (including adherence to standards) is a necessary condition, but it isn't sufficient. There needs to be some kind of system of allocation. I have suggested 10,000 new slots a year - that way it will take us a century to get to a million TLDs.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:This is a non-problem
    by Anonymous on Sunday April 06 2003, @02:53PM (#11436)
    Scarcity MUST be perpetuated. Otherwise, the internet economy will sink further into recession. Like it or not, supply and demand will rule. The only reason ICANN included 7 new TLDs back in November 2000 was due to severe scarcity, and the high prices for decent .com .net and .org names. No one is really clamoring now for new TLDs, except for those IOD and New.net speculators who have experienced buyer's remorse. When beauty.us resells for a million bucks, then it will be time for new TLDs. Wait until then.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:This is a non-problem
    by lsolum on Sunday April 06 2003, @03:16PM (#11437)
    User #3416 Info | http://lsolum.blogspot.com/

    Read the rest of this comment...

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

    Search ICANNWatch.org:

    Privacy Policy: We will not knowingly give out your personal data -- other than identifying your postings in the way you direct by setting your configuration options -- without a court order. All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 by ICANNWatch.Org. This web site was made with Slashcode, a web portal system written in perl. Slashcode is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
    You can syndicate our headlines in .rdf, .rss, or .xml. Domain registration services donated by DomainRegistry.com