[policy] When Tech Meets Policy...

Dorn Hetzel dhetzel at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 21:43:40 UTC 2007

Or perhaps domains can be on-line instantly for a $100 non-refundable "rush"
fee, or be cheaper and more refundable if you don't mind waiting longer
(long enough to fix the tasting issues)  And yes, I suppose ICANN or similar
would have to collect or mandate the costs for it to affect all areas of the

On 8/13/07, Dorn Hetzel <dhetzel at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, if grandma ordered a sign printed one way, and proofread it, and
> agreed to pay for it, and the printer printed it, then the printer is
> normally going to want money to make another different sign.  If grandma, or
> anyone else, orders a domain, and confirms that's the domain they want, and
> get's it activated, then they should pay at least the first years fee, no
> matter what...
> On 8/13/07, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > >
> > > The real way to get rid of tasting would be to persuade Google and
> > > Yahoo/Overture to stop paying for clicks on pages with no content
> > > other than ads, but that would be far too reasonable.
> >
> > I don't see a practical way to enforce it.
> >
> > I believe the Net is an unstable system that will eventually be rendered
> > useless
> > by spam/etc.  It is a cheap unlimited resource - you pay for your
> > connection,
> > and you get access to things you are in no way paying for.  I don't see
> > a way to
> > fix it.
> >
> > Carl K
> >
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