[dns-operations] anti-business hippies (Re: the real reason for ICANN's gTLD expansion seems to be...)

Kevin Murphy kevin at domainincite.com
Wed Jan 3 08:41:45 UTC 2018

Has the amount of abuse on the internet gone up since the introduction
of new gTLDs? There must be data on this.

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [dns-operations] anti-business hippies (Re: the real reason for
> ICANN's gTLD expansion seems to be...)
> From: Paul Vixie <paul at redbarn.org>
> Date: Wed, January 03, 2018 2:04 am
> To: dns-operations at dns-oarc.net
> more pre-christmas ketchup:
> John Levine wrote:
> >> Except very few New gTLDs which are used and managed properly - most new
> >> gTLDs bring more harm than good.
> >
> > In fairness, I'd say it's about half and half.  The half that are
> > closed brand TLDs are harmless.
> >
> > It is impressive that the other half appear to be run by people who
> > know so little of the world that they never imagined that when they
> > cut prices and sell lots of domains for cheap, the only people who
> > want lots of cheap domains are crooks.
> so, here's the problem. those of us who had been doing this for a few 
> decades and had some experience with prior iterations of infospam (where 
> the internet's capabilities create new ways to do old things, including 
> new ways to do old crimes), said when the new gTLD programme was 
> approved and launched, "this is going to create problems."
> a whole lot of savvy innovators heard what we had to say, and spoke the 
> same formulae that their spiritual brothers had done in every prior 
> iteration of this game: "you guys are just aging anti-business hippies, 
> it's time for you to get out of the way and let the real world work the 
> way the real world works." and whether we got out of the way or not, the 
> new money got their way and did their things with our stuff.
> being proved right by history, over and over, begins to lose its appeal.
> -- 
> P Vixie
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