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RE: Reasons why BIND isn't being upgraded

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Sat Feb 03 17:57:51 2001

> From: Patrick Greenwell [mailto:patrick@cybernothing.org]
> Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2001 2:14 PM

> You mentioned in your pre-announcement TLD operators being 
> eligible for
> this new list, but made no mention of domain name registrars.
> 
> I count 141 ICANN "fully: accrediated domain name registrars, with an
> unknown number of secondary registrars due to systems like OpenSRS.
> 
> These organizations collectively handle second-level name 
> resolution for
> the overwhelming majority of the millions of .com, .net, and 
> .org domains
> in use on the Internet. And while I haven't done a survey, I'd surmise
> that they overwhelmingly use BIND. 
> 
> Will these 141 organizations many of whose business relies on BIND be
> eligible for your fee-based list? Do they consitute providers 
> of "critical
> infrastructure" in your eyes? 

Considering that they have a positive revenue model (vs TLD registries that
don't, or have negative revenue models) I would suggest that they pay for it
and help support ISC/BIND.





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