[dns-operations] When TLDs have apex A records

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Mon Jul 6 23:00:25 UTC 2009

> o Some folks who are unable to obtain the names they want will have  
>   new namespaces to use

i have some sympathy for this.  but there are a lot of zones out there
already.  i supposed the squatters have them, and putting a 100k or
whatever pricetag on squatting may actually slow it down.  but will the
poor folk who can not have their fave domain name want to pay 100k?

> o There may be improved categorization (e.g., serenity.movie instead  
>   of cantstopthesignal.com)

imiho, this takes tying meaning to a domain way over the top.

> o There may be new applications (e.g., signed and vetted .bank)

this is interesting

> I know it is a favorite sport of some particularly in the technical
> community to paint ICANN (and especially ICANN staff) as fundamentally
> evil and/or incompetent, but having seen the sausage being made, I can
> assure you that the situation is _far_ from the black and
> white/"lawyers, slime, sharks, and sheep" vs. "virtuous engineers"
> world you portray.

sorry.  i did not intend to impugn icann staff.  it's the domainers,
lawyers, blah blah who go to the meetings, post on the lists, ... and
sway the silliness.  though i will admit to not being impressed by some
previous top-level staff.


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