[policy] When Tech Meets Policy...

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Tue Aug 14 13:18:31 UTC 2007


On Aug 14, 2007, at 3:50 AM, Paul Ferguson wrote:

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> - -- Marshall Eubanks <tme at multicasttech.com> wrote:
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>> On Aug 14, 2007, at 12:19 AM, Paul Ferguson wrote:
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>>> I was just struck by a couple of statistics:
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>>> [snip]
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>>> In January 2007, according to PIR five registrars deleted 1,773,910
>>> domain
>>> names during the grace period and retained 10,862. That same month,
>>> VeriSign reported that among top ten registrars, 95% of all
>>> deleted .COM
>>> and .Net domain names were the result of domain tasting.
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>> So, if they charged a $ 1 "return fee," they would either
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>> - produce revenues of several million USD per month (unlikely) or
>> - cut domain tasting by about 2 orders of magnitude.
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> ... or both.
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> I think I could live with that, all things being equal.
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> - - ferg

It's not uncommon for companies to not charge good customers for  
minor incidental things, like fixing a
typo; I think that most would reconsider that policy if they were hit  
with 8 million "minor" changes in a
day, which it seems is where we are. That has to cost something.

I haven't heard a good reason why not to do this. If IANA can't use  
the money the IETF can.

Regards
Marshall

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>  Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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