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    Re: VeriSign, Euro Registires Want ICANN Scaled Ba
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday August 02 2002, @08:31AM (#8314)
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    Good points. However the comparison to the radio or TV spectrums is a bit misleading. They are finite resources, though there have been technical successes in narrowing the amount of resourses needed for a given application. So, at some astronomical level, is the namespace resource finite, but it is probably for all practical purposes infinite. Therefore, to be able to control who gets what, and why and when and how and for how much and what they can then do with it, ICANN has to throttle a very wide spectrum down into a very narrow range and say that that is all there is available. -g
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    Re: VeriSign, Euro Registires Want ICANN Scaled Ba by fnord
    Re: VeriSign, Euro Registires Want ICANN Scaled Ba
    by RFassett on Friday August 02 2002, @09:26AM (#8318)
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    let me add to the very end of your last sentence:

    ...for reasons of "stability".

    And let us not forget that there are other kinds of stability besides just technical stability. And because the Internet continues to change sooooo much - complete with geo-political issues "swirling around" - let's not even try to define those other kinds of stability with any type of boundary where decision-making precedents may actually be preceived later as having a defined scope.
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