[ih] Funny how things work out

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Mon Feb 1 20:53:37 PST 2021

In article <7f984413-f685-2712-286e-aa7c0e2e8e65 at gmail.com> you write:
>> Beyond possible waste and unpleasant emotion, how does this qualify for 
>> more than a 'so what'?
>Because it's become a method of wealth transfer which (whether or not you
>agree that it's corrupt) is clearly of no underlying productive value.

It's a pretty minor one. By my estimate, the entire annual revenue of
the domain industry, registries, registrars, ICANN, squatters,
speculators, you name it, is about what Google takes in every week.

For me the problem with all of the new TLDs is that way too many of
them are run incompetently or worse and are infested with spammers and


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