Thats fair, I guess. Perhaps some of those $100 in fees for unused
domains could be used to buy more RAM for root server operators.
This has in fact been done. NSI sent me a replacement for F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET:
MESSAGE Alpha boot: available memory from
_0xe46000 to 0x1fffe000
Digital UNIX V4.0B (Rev. 564); Mon
_Dec 23 14:52:07 PST 1996
physical memory = 512.00 megabytes.
available memory = 497.74 megabytes.
using 1958 buffers containing 15.29
_megabytes of memory
AlphaStation 255/300 system