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Re: Quote from Kashpureff / Re: question about per. hack
From: Christopher Masto <chris () netmonger net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 17:04:36 -0400

On Tue, Jul 22, 1997 at 04:40:31PM -0400, Jesse M. Caulfield wrote:
taking money for an essential service and trying to make a profit, is
PURE EVIL and goes against everything that I belive "the net" should be.

Sure! Money, of course, is the root of all evil. I'm sure the Soviets
could'a / would'a had a great, state run name service. You could get your
domain registered while you wait in line for bread and toilet paper. Too
bad that system failed!

NSI does a good job at what they do, and 50 bucks a year really isn't
much to whine about.

I think most of us on this list are capitalists.  The whole
NSI/InterNIC situation is extremely weird.  The real question is
whence comes their authority.  Particularly after their contract runs
out.  I don't think they should have been forced to operate at a loss,
sans government funding.  But the fees they chose are rather
arbitrary, and 98 million dollars is a lot of money to operate a
database.
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