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RE: new.net: yet another dns namespace overlay play

  • From: Mike Batchelor
  • Date: Wed Mar 07 18:10:22 2001

> I'm pretty sure that I didn't want it to come to this, and I'm
> not entirely
> convinced that anyone should be doing it.  But personal
> reservations aside,
> its happening.  And I intend to see that its done as well as possible.

Then why did you and David ignore my plea to cooperate with the extant TLD
managers, with whom the new.net TLDs now collide?  You could have launched
the new.net TLDs with a bunch of in-place registrants already hosting sites
under the TLDs you have collided with.  You could have built a shared
registration system that could have encompassed all the non-ICANN TLDs, and
helped create something that would have really given serious challenge to
ICANN.  But instead, you chose to ignore me, and the others.  Now we have a
mess on our hands, for example, who is really the registrant of
warren.family, the one who has held the Pacificroot warren.family for 4
years, or the one who just got warren.family from new.net on Monday?

What will new.net say to their customer when one of Pacficroot's registrants
sends a C&D to a new.net registrant who has collided with their SLD?  Is
new.net's indemnity clause sufficient to protect you from liability to your
customers, after you sold them something which subsequently got the new.net
customer into a lawsuit?  Maybe you want to run that one by David Hernand,
see what he thinks.

What a can of worms you have opened.  I wish you had listened to me.  And
no, I'm not interested in a job at new.net anymore, in case you were
wondering.

>
>                              Aaron Hopkins
>                              Systems Engineer, idealab!
>                              Acting VP of Engineering, new.net
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