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    Re: Attention Reporters: Stuart Lynn Wants to Talk
    by Hendrik on Monday July 23 2001, @10:36AM (#1453)
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    What you explain here is a new variant on the theme of Path dependency and the Economics of Qwerty-keyboards (that also had a limited time a small but decisive technology advantage and than became the de facto standard because everyone adapted to it).

    The main issues here are:
    * Is "one size fits all" enough for the TLD's ?
    * do we have to create a diverse abundance in TLD's
    * Must diversity be regulated/negotiated ex-ante more or less the direction ICANN is attempting to go to.
    * Must diversity be fought in the courts between colliding TLD's ex-post. More or less the proposal many US-based ICANN critics seem to think is the best way to develop more diversity.
    * Is their any way to save the rest of the world from the outrageous US lawyer fees. That all these disputes seem to cause?

    And a final remark:
    * Give a simple explanation why the ASO and PSO do function without serious hassle and the discussions inside DNSO remains a mess

    Might it be related to something being directly visible in the user interface instead of inside the engine room.
    So why not rapidly pushing forward with John Klensin's proposal to start to develop a multi-layer search structure to bring the DNS under the hood? And put the painstaking DNS away under another layer of indirection?

    Hendrik
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