Re: your mail

Gordon Irlam (
Fri, 30 Jan 1998 13:15:48 -0800 (PST)

> US Government releases endorsement of creation of 5 new TLDs.
> As if we can't do that ourselves without
> needing the government to be involved. Please!

To the contrary. Presently the government is the only thing standing
in the way of NSI obtaining total monopoly control over the entire
Internet domain name system.


for far more details than you ever wanted.

I like the overall tone of this new report, but am very concerned
that this report seems to leave the way open for NSI to obtain monopoly
control of the registry functions for .com, .net, and .org, and extract
extremely serious monopoly rents as a result.