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    ICANN Still Can't Do an Open and Transparent Job at IANA | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 17 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re:‘What if there are more of these?’
    by Anonymous on Friday January 27 2006, @04:33PM (#16572)
    I am not neccesarily an admirer of the US-DoC/ICANN/VeriSign trinity, but i work to uphold it in spite of its flaws and my misgivings, simply because of the end-game mechanics. if any hair-brained alternate root scheme ever gets traction and starts to be a force to be reckoned with, then THAT is when the gold rush will begin. instead of a few whacko pirates like new.net and unidt, we’ll be buried in VC-funded “namespace plays”. every isp will have to decide whether to start one, join one, or stay with the default. most will decide to outsource or consort, but the money plays and consortia will come and go and fail and merge just like telco’s and isp’s do today. the losers will be my children, and everybody else who just wants to type a URL they saw on a milk carton into their browser and have it work.
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