July 22, 2007

Excessive Regulation

I noticed in the news that a new airline, Virgin America, is about to start flying.

People can die when airlines are not done properly.  So there is good reason for airlines to pass through several regulatory hoops before they can fly their airplanes.

Domain names are harmless (except in the overheated brains of a few trademark lawyers.)

It is interesting, indeed it is appalling, that it is easier to get past the regulatory hurdles to start a new airline than it is to get past ICANN to start a new top level domain.

I'm not a fan of Ronald Reagan.  But he knew a bloated bureaucracy when he saw one.  I wonder what Reagan would think of ICANN?

Posted by karl at July 22, 2007 1:25 AM