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    It's easy to blame Verisign
    by RFassett on Tuesday September 16 2003, @09:20PM (#12224)
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    A core action item of the white paper was to reduce market place dominance of the .com TLD.

    So, five years later, DNS is broken because .com has millions of typo-squats per day. Show me the parties that have squelched the evolution of market place competition at the registry level and I will show the parties that have broken DNS. What we have is simply a consequence of past decisions. If .com had the unit volume of .museum, few would even give this a yawn. Might be an extreme example, but I think makes the point. If .com did not have the market place dominance it currently enjoys, typo-squat redirects would not be a multi million dollar enterprise. Likely the same for WLS. Either might not even be something Verisign would choose to launch for reasons of market demand, ROI, or practical functionality. So when we talk about "who broke DNS", I think the waters run a little deeper. The white paper was written for a reason. It has been strayed from. DNS broken. Go figure.

    Ray
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