Dutch company starts new Internet address system | InfoWorld | News | 2005-11-28 | By James Niccolai, IDG News Service
This is a little old, but it’s important. As is written in the article, some people may decry the establishment of parallel DNS systems, but I think it’s an essential step in the liberation of the internet. All of the controversy over who controls the internet is pointless, as long as someone can get ISPs to add their root DNS servers. Then, anyone can host sites or assign domain names. Right now, there’s a ridiculous set of artificial barriers to acquiring an IP address and then a domain name, and there have been controversies and lawsuits surrounding who gets which names. The story of sex.com comes to mind. (google search on “sex.com lawsuit”). There’s an energy minimum here, something that the market and the internet hasn’t yet settled to. I don’t know what it is. I can’t wait for it to happen, though.