Re: Services and top-level DNS names (was: Re: Update of RFC 2606

John Levine <> Fri, 04 July 2008 21:13 UTC

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Subject: Re: Services and top-level DNS names (was: Re: Update of RFC 2606
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>Is generic "buyer beware" disclaimer really sufficient here? 

The cost to get a domain from ICANN under the new rules is estimated
to be about $100,000.  Don't you think we can assume that people who
are laying out that kind of money are big boys and girls who will do
adequate due diligence?

>The problem isn't just "inability to use" -- it's that other parties
>exist who may claim the usage right, and provide citations to RFCs to
>back up their claim.

There are several ICANN documents describing the new process that
include a set of recommendations to guide the process.  You must have
read them, since you are concerned about this proposal.  Do you think
that recommendations 3, 4, and 20 are adequate to address this
problem?  If not, why not?

John Levine,, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be,, ex-Mayor
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