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    Re:Laugher
    by ldg on Sunday December 28 2003, @03:58PM (#12783)
    User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
    One way to at least reduce the wholesale hoarding of domain names is for a registry to limit registrations to maybe one per minute from any given IP address, or even one per five minutes with no bulk registrations. To take it even further, each registrant could be limited to a set maximum number of domains in a given TLD (criteria might be a combination of name, address, and/or other identifying information). For a speculator, it's a real PITA to have to go through the routine of registering each name and input all the information every time, including credit card numbers, etc.

    Of course, that means the registry will not make money as fast either, so not too many would be willing to place those limitations. Just a thought. The cost of operating a decent registry with customer service can easily make restrictions like these not feasible, but they are possible.
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    Re:Laugher
    by KarlAuerbach on Sunday December 28 2003, @09:18PM (#12786)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    I don't want to try to stop hoarding by those who think domain names are good investments.

    What I *do* want to do is to create a system in which ICANN's groundless limitations on the expansion on the number of TLDs are removed.

    Once we begin allocating TLD operating rights to anyone who demonstrates an ability and willingness to meet *technical* DNS and protocol standards, then my belief is that there will be few who will continue to believe that domain names are a good investment.
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