> I have to say I've a lot of respect for the IEDR policies. Yeah,
> they're restrictive. It's a feature :) But they're trying to ease
> off sensibly, keep their decisions open, reduce the cost, and really
> make things easier all round.
Well lets hope that at some stage in the future the average joe can
register a domain name at *means* something - without being a politician,
a sole trader, an association, or anything other than a private citizen
who wants decent name in .ie.
> That been said the
> IEDR is equally committed to driving down the annual fee cost to the
> Irish end users, as demonstrated by its January '99 price reduction of
> £8 pa down to £40, & it seeks the active cooperation of the industry in
> this goal.
Great, but this is for ISPs only - if I register just one domain, I still
pay 100 per year, right? And if I go to an ISP like IOL - I still pay 100,
plus 50 quid 'setup' regardless of how much IEDR are charging IOL. Again
the interests of a private citizen are sub-ordinate to everyone elses.
> The IEDR believes that with these new relaxations & new name
> categories, coupled with the IEDR staff's committment to constructively
> assist all acceptable applications to be processed rapidly, the unit
> cost for each application will be substantially reduced to the
> industry. The IEDR is hopeful that the industry will therefore give
> serious thought to passing on these unit cost savings to the Irish end
I hope they do! IOL have yet to do so, according to their website. Does
anyone have figures for the other ISPs?
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