Root Name Server Confederations

Marc Hurst writes:

I support eDNS because it is a good (not great) free market model.

The IANA is supporting the model in which anyone who wants to may
operate a registration service, competing freely with everyone else to
register names in any of the generic TLDs -- customers may freely move
from registrar to registrar, all the while keeping their names.

Mr. Hurst is supporting a model in which people get assigned
monopolies over particular TLDs.

I will leave it to the reader to decide if Mr. Hurst's usage of the
word "free market" is appropriate for his model, and if the model
supported by the IANA is "anti-competitive", as Mr. Hurst's buddies
are fond of claiming.

Speaking personally, and not in any official capacity