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[ga] 5. gTLDs to limit/restrict or Laissez faire

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  • Subject: [ga] 5. gTLDs to limit/restrict or Laissez faire
  • From: Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 07:37:31 -0700 (PDT)

New gTLD roll outs are at the core and foundation of the reason for ICANN to 
even be in existance.  The papers of Postal and the early machinations on this 
list 1999-2003 had really very little to do with technical process.  The task 
of the JPA concept is not rooted in some arcane data base at DARPA. The US 
departmen tasked with this whole matter is not scientific but COMMERCE. Indeed 
it would seem that science based engineers are fairing much better at consensus 
and movement toward stability than are the social science based governance 
Governance in the area of addressing seems like a it does not exist. Postel 
told us; "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A 
route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel

The name space is doing quite well it seems without real interference from any 
government. What is most argued over is the COMMERCE of domain name space. 
So the debate is not so much over "can we technically", but how shall we limit? 
how shall we control and how shall we charge? 
Laissez Faire is well described as a failure by Dr. Doom over to Forbes
Bertrand Russel mused that ""There is much pleasure to be gained by useless 


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