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Re: Statements against new.net?
At 09:17 AM 3/14/2001, Patrick Greenwell wrote:
On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Scott Francis wrote:I dare say there is a good consumer demand for a flying car, or a cure for AIDS.
Regardless of that, Chrysler and the Mayo Clinic tell us it's a no-go, so we believe them.
My point here is this:
Although consumer demand is not driven by our technical expertise, neither are our networks dictated by consumer demand. Some requests are silly, or uninformed, or simply not feasible on an economic or technical level.
Actually, DNS as it exists is a fixed niche in an ecological system. Some niches remain filled by the same unchanging creatures for millions of years(see examples: "sharks", "alligators"), while some change within a few generations.DNS as it currently exists is a fixed point in an evolutionary path.
Perhaps new TLD's are necessary- I have no problem conceding that fact. I do not think, however, that one company should have a chokehold on them. NSI finally got bumped out of the i-am-the-only-registrar-seat. Are we so quick to create another one like this?
~Ben, who speaks for himself alone here, as always
 Which then translates into about 20 Internet Years
Ben Browning <email@example.com>
The River Internet Access Co.