Jim Browning jfbb at
Thu Apr 25 00:39:45 UTC 1996

>From:  Jon Zeeff[SMTP:jon at]
>> a regulator.  However, Internet namespace *is* a monopoly;
>> and free market approach does not work here.  There's no
>> other Internet to go to if you don't like pricing or
>> features or performance of the current one (and i'm
>If I can buy name registration from someone who will put me in .xxx
>for $45/year or I can buy from someone else who will put me in .com
>for $50, then, from my point of view, there certainly isn't
>a monopoly.

Saying .com is not a monopoly is like saying major league baseball is not a monopoly because there are minor leagues....
Jim Browning

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