Re: DNS: Re: [Fwd: Domain Name Policies: Next meeting of the DNS Forum]

Re: DNS: Re: [Fwd: Domain Name Policies: Next meeting of the DNS Forum]

From: Geoff Huston <gih§>
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 1996 22:40:17 +1000
At 6:56 PM 23/12/96, George Michaelson wrote:
>I think whats wanted is a process which permits ford to have their name
>but excludes speculative investment in generic forms as a traded or valued
>thing in itself.

I'm sorry, but I will ask this question. WHY? Why it is necessary to exclude
speculative investment in generic names? Why is it necessary to exclude
trading in names? Is there a sound technical reason? Is there a sound
public policy reason? What exactly is the the evil problem which this is attempting
to avoid?

Discussing "policies" in is well and good, but I'll repeat my last email -
unless there is a clear reason of why ANY policies at all are necessary, and
therefore a clear understanding of the objectives of such a policy and
broad _acceptance_ of the wisdom of such objectives than this whole
exercise does not make an awful lot of sense.

Now I am attempting to be constructive here, by pushing this to a more basic
examination of what the problem is before rushing into solution space - so
this should not be construed as being a value comment on George's
view  - but it was a useful comment to springboard from!




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