DNS monopoly continues?

Kragen Sitaker (kragen@pobox.com)
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 12:24:24 -0400 (EDT)

Someone reported to me that other registrars, such as domainbank.net,
are forbidden from registering domains using nameservers other than
those the InterNIC already has on file serving domains that the
InterNIC registered.

In other words, if I want to set up a new domain, technically I can
call a friend and ask him to do DNS for me, and set up BIND on my own
machine. If I use the InterNIC, that's all I have to do. But if I use
domainbank.net, I have to find someone who has a domain registered with
the InterNIC and get them to serve my DNS.

So the monopoly is unbroken.

<kragen@pobox.com>       Kragen Sitaker     <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
Tue Aug 17 1999
83 days until the Internet stock bubble bursts on Monday, 1999-11-08.