[ncc-services-wg] Re: Allow DNSMON services to monitor ENUM domains
Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Mon Oct 8 15:33:56 CEST 2007
On Oct 8, 2007, at 13:57, Ian Meikle wrote: > I presume you are speaking as a RIPE NCC board member Nope. I am speaking as a concerned member of the public. As someone who's had the NCC literally each my lunch by offering "free" DNSSEC training courses. And as a former employee of an LIR who saw their membership fees being used by the NCC to nurture DNS software that undermined that company's products. If the NCC continues to dabble in these sorts of non-core activities, it will eventually attract unwanted attention from regulators and competition authorities. Extending the scope of DNSMON is the thin edge of a very, very big wedge. BTW, there was a time 4-5 years ago when I considered setting up a DNS monitoring business. I didn't pursue this as the numbers didn't add up for me. The risks were too great and the rewards didn't justify taking them: too much capital outlay and not enough revenue. [Which begs the question about the NCC's sums for DNSMON.] I'm glad I didn't set up that business as the NCC's later entrance into that market would have bankrupted me. And no, this is not sour grapes because someone else has established such a business. Although the board has discussed DNSMON from time to time, it would be quite wrong to suggest that I am speaking for the board on this matter or speaking as a member of the board. If I was, that would be very clearly signalled.