Domain Rant.

Steve Kann stevek at SteveK.COM
Fri Mar 21 17:51:40 UTC 1997

Karl Denninger writes:
> On Fri, Mar 21, 1997 at 12:07:54PM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > 
> > Karl Denninger writes:
> > > No it doesn't.
> > > 
> > > If you register with someone, pay them, and they claim never to have
> > > received payment you're just as screwed.
> > 
> > No, you aren't. Today, if someone does that, you are stuck. 
> Boiled down: You pay again.
> > In the new
> > model, you will be able to switch to another registrar. Competition,
> > you know.
> Boiled down: You pay again.
> What was that difference again?
> I know you're good at trying to avoid facts, but this is rediculous!

Cute, but we both know that you are avoiding the point.

Here's the point, in three sentences:

a. There is very little than can be done about companies providing
substandard service, or even screwing you over, when they have a
monopolistic stranglehold on you.  

b. In your "eDNS" model, registrars have this stranglehold on you, because
you you cannot switch to the services of a newer (better) registrar
without having to also change domain names.  

c. With the IAHC plan, if a registrar is providing unsatisfactory service,
you can switch registrars, while keeping the same domain name.


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