Shu as a leader in the
Universal Domain Name System
(uDNS) root server confederation.
He represents uDNS at the Root
Server Confederation (RSC)
roundtable, which includes the
eDNS, uDNS, AlterNIC, caNIC,
AURSC confeder-ations. Below is
an except from a longer work he
Root Server Confederation
1998 by Richard
Players in the TLD Industry:
- NSI is not going away.
- gTLD-MoU/iPOC is not going away.
- AlterNIC/Marc Hurst/caNIC is not going
- eDNS/Karl Denninger is not going
- AURSC/Adam Todd is not going away.
NSI's TLDs .com,
.net and .org may become shared TLDs (or
they may not). The 7 deadly sins (uh, I
mean iPOC's gTLDs) are going to be put
into service next year, and those TLDs
will be shared among the 80+ MoU
registries. Additional MoU registries may
be admitted. I expect MoU will grab 5-10%
market share initially and may eventually
push towards 20%. One problem is that
their TLD names aren't well chosen.
My belief is that
there is too much greed in the current
gTLD business model. We want to make money
but we are unwilling to share the
potential profits with those who can best
help us succeed.
Proposal: Let us
create two categories of TLDs: proprietary
and shared. I believe only trademarkable
names (like .ITG) should be proprietary.
Common words such as "hotel" should be
shared. Also, let's institute a business
model with Registration Service Companies
(RSCs) and Registries. The business model
I propose would be one where the registry
takes 50% of the registration fee and the
RSC takes the other 50%.
The catch is: No
ISP customer will buy an SLD unless their
ISP is pointing at a root server that
hosts the TLD for which they are selling
SLDs. Bingo! To sell SLDs effectively, the
ISP must point to our root servers. Which
is what we wanted, right?