1996-06-25 - domain name zapping threat by Internic

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From: “Vladimir Z. Nuri” <vznuri@netcom.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <199606242105.OAA00824@netcom13.netcom.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-06-25 05:47:47 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 13:47:47 +0800

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From: "Vladimir Z. Nuri" <vznuri@netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 13:47:47 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: domain name zapping threat by Internic
Message-ID: <199606242105.OAA00824@netcom13.netcom.com>
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surprising not to see any discussion on this here..

this is a very intersting development. all kinds of news reports
are talking about the internic zapping 25,000 DNS addresses.
I wonder how this will turn out.

I saw in an article a claim, I think, that the internic now charges
$100 "rent" per year for a domain. this is really amazing to me,
because this has totally changed from a one-time only fee, if correct.
is that correct?

I wonder if people are going to try to find a way to "route around"
this action by the internic... one wonders if this is just the first
in a series of actions by the new spook owners. (SAIC)  essentially,
if someone wanted to implement a tax or a way to control the internet,
the NIC would be an excellent place to start.

I wonder if the NIC has legal authority to yank DNS address like
they are doing. it seems one could take them to court and have
a pretty good argument that people who run DNS servers are free
to run them however they want, and that ultimately this is what
determines how routing on the internet is supported, not some
overseeing agency like the NIC.

it seems to me that now would be a brilliant time for someone
to introduce a "non NIC registration service" that sets up an
alternate DNS that guarantees that members will never be charged
money. of course that's what the DNS "sort of" started out as...


Subject: Internic removing Domain names

The news media is anouncing that the Internic will delete 25,000 domain 
names that have not paid their registration fees Monday.  How will this 
work?  If someone is using one of these Domains and has DNS entries to 
find them what can the Internic do to disable the Domain? Won't the 
existing DNS services keep them working?

Glenn York