Reply to post: Re: ICANNT BELIEVE THEY PAY US FOR THIS

OK, forget DNS for a sec. Why not shift IP addresses and protocols away from Uncle Sam?

Suricou Raven

Re: ICANNT BELIEVE THEY PAY US FOR THIS

The purpose of those names is to be easily readable and learnable to humans. This means some names are going to be more valuable than others, possibly very highly valuable. It also means some are going to be trademarks. This in turn means you need the legal system involved, and so a degree of centralization and administration to allow judgments to be enforced.

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