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

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

From: David Keegel <djk§>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 11:44:18 +1100 (EST)
] > The Second Public Consultation Report of the auDA Name
] > Policy Advisory Panel makes the following recommendation
] > at 4.3.1:
] >
] > "Until an appropriate licence allocation method has been
] > devised, the licensing of generic domain names should be
] > prohibited . . . "

Mark Hughes writes: 
] Devising an 'appropriate licence allocation method' is a no brainer:
] * For names currently on the 'banned generic names' list, auction them off.
] Use the proceeds of the auction to reduce the cost of the other domain
] names.  Its a simple solution that gives a result that if these names
] actually are valuable, then the value is passed to the general community.
] * For future potential 'generic names', issue them on a First Come First
] Served (FCFS) basis.

It's a little more than a "no brainer".  The devil is in the detail here.

Let's assume hypothetically that we went down the track Mark suggests.
* Who runs the auction?
* Who sets the rules/procedures for the auction?
* Do you need to widely advertise the auction?
* How do you use the proceeds to reduce the cost of other domain names?
* Who sets the priorities on where to direct this money?

 David Keegel <djk&#167;>  URL:
Cybersource P/L: Unix Systems Administration and TCP/IP network management
Received on Fri Feb 23 2001 - 08:44:23 UTC

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