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

Viktor Dukhovni ietf-dane at dukhovni.org
Wed Jan 3 17:16:28 UTC 2018

> On Jan 3, 2018, at 11:25 AM, David C Lawrence <tale at akamai.com> wrote:
>> How would you quantify that?  I can see new gTLDs creating new
>> portals on the internet for bad actors, but I would expect the
>> number of said bad actors behind them to remain relatively stable.
> I suspect that was Kevin's point, trying to suss out whether gTLD
> expansion is in any way a part of making things worse, or essentially
> neutral.

That's difficult to determine without an impossible experimental
"control".  One might hypothesize that in the absence of the gTLD
expansion abuse would have gone down, and that the gTLD expansion
is what enabled it to stay flat...


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