[dns-operations] ``Ya.com says "The internet is mine" ''

Paul Vixie paul at vix.com
Fri Sep 1 06:42:26 UTC 2006

> Would you welcome such types of service if:
>   1) you were given the choice to opt-out,
>   2) this provided a way for the ISP to get a share of the immense
> revenue (estimated at over $18 billion within the next 5 years) being
> generated by the search site advertisers (Google, Yahoo, etc.) via the
> network resources of the ISP,
>   3) and such revenue would enable the ISP to turn a necessary liability
> into something profitable so that they are better able to invest in the
> quality and security of their network, which in the end benefits the
> consumer?

speaking as a defrocked former telco executive who's had one beer too many,
i think the likely destination of any such additional revenue is more likely
to be propping up failing business units elsewhere in the empire than return
to investors or improved customer experience.

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