252 Active TLDs

Jordan Mendelson jordy at snappy.wserv.com
Thu Mar 27 05:28:14 UTC 1997


On Wed, 26 Mar 1997, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> Jim Fleming writes:
> > On Wednesday, March 26, 1997 6:58 PM, Vadim Antonov[SMTP:avg at pluris.com] wrot
> e:
> > @ I want to register TLD .XXX with eDNS.  What should i do
> > @ about it?
> > @ 
> > 
> > If you want to start a new Top Level Domain, you
> > might want to review http://www.edns.net.
> Of course, you'll only be visible to, like, what, under half of one
> percent of the net?

I really wouldn't say even that much. The problem with doing percentages
is that in order to do them, you actually have to know how big the
Internet is right now. No one really knows that. Estimates range from 20
million to half a billion.

I mean, the entire eDNS, AlterNIC and all the other 'alternet registries'
are silly. I rather have a set of rules, regulations, official committees
where more than 'one guy who once sold domains and figures that he can
make a lot more this way' decides who gets what. Granted, InterNIC has its
problems, billing isn't perfect yet, some technical bugs need to be worked
out... but damn it, do you REALLY think that you can do better? I mean, you
try dealing with 500,000 checks coming in and see how many billing
mistakes you'll make.

The fact of the matter is that the idea of the Internet is getting screwed
up by people who want to turn a fast buck. I'm sick and tired of it. I
don't mind people selling products on the web, but I just wish it would
STOP there. I mean, things like MS rewriting ICMP because they didn't like
it and trying to force everyone to adapt is completely uncalled for. The
same applies for eDNS.

Seriously, if you want to promote eDNS (which it is obvious the person who
posted the messages does), go somewhere else. I really don't need talk
about ".XXX FOR SALE!!!" cluttering up my mailbox.


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