Re: [DNS] DNS and "end user" requirements

Re: [DNS] DNS and "end user" requirements

From: Nick Andrew <nick§>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 10:59:39 +1100
On Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 12:56:31AM +1100, Mark Hughes wrote:
> Restrictions on what domain names are allowed reduce the total number of
> domain names that can be sold - that is to the direct detriment of entities
> that make money from registering domain names.

Umm, no. Scarcity of a good may increase the unit price; suppliers may
deliberately keep a good scarce in order to maintain high per-unit

Counterexamples to your assertion: De Beers stockpiling diamonds;
reductions in oil production quotas; high price to obtain .com domains
before additional registrars were introduced (even though the set of
available domain names remains unchanged, more registrars means domains
are easier to acquire); "auctions" of previously restricted desirable
domain names.

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