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DNS report released
From: Dean Anderson <dean () av8 com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 21:54:01 -0500

I think a lot of people on this list might be interested in this.

From: gordoni () base com (Gordon Irlam)

The government today issued a report on governance of the Domain Name
System.

Please review:

   http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/domainname130.htm

It says a lot of positive sounding things, but on a careful reading
it seems to leave the way open for Network Solutions to obtain monopoly
control over the registry functions for .com, .net, and .org, and to
extract extremely serious monopoly rents as a result.

I'd be interested in other people's thoughts on this report, and what
to do about this problem, which I feel is potentially extremely serious.

I have a bunch of material online on this issue at:

   http://www.base.com/gordoni/thoughts/dns-control.html

but have not updated it to take into consideration the above report.

                                          gordoni



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