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Meet Dr. Paul Mockapetris: Inventor of the Domain Name System

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By Bob Hawkes, Nov 14, 2019
  1. Jimmysun

    Jimmysun Established Member

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    Thanks for your interview article! You are handsome.:cigar:
     
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  3. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time.

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    Reading that the honorable person who inveNted the domain name system has not inveSted in domain names is impressive and reminds me to my actual goal in domaining which exists above my goal to make top dollarrr

    Nevertheless, to reach my actual goal in domaining, making top dollar will be neccessaryyy

    That's why I inveSted (in form of a / some specific domain name/s) in something specific (the domain name system) which was already inveNteddd

    Generally spoken, those who inveSt are making inveStions in inveNtions of those who inveNt - in other words (in this context), no domain name - inveSting without the great inveNting of the domain name systemmm

    So big respect to all inveNtors and best wishes to all inveStors and of course thanks to Bob Hawkes for publishing this interviewww
     
  4. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    I wish I had followed up more on that. Thanks so much for valuable information! (y)

    Thank you (no one has ever said that at least not for many decades) but I believe possibly you need new glasses? :xf.grin: It was as I mentioned an honour to be able to interview him, and I am glad that you liked the interview.

    Well said! Thank you for your very invEntive reply! :xf.smile: You must take so much time and creative energy in your posts!

    Indeed a good question, and there was a session at NamePros around future of DNS but I admit some of it went over my head. But I agree the most interesting question is, had it been different in early stages, like had Dr. Mockapetris with his interest in distributed systems not stepped up to propose a system, where might we be?

    I should have pointed out that although I hope all the quotes are essentially accurate (I audio taped the interview, well not with tape, on an ipod! Saying audio taped is showing my age!) I did alter the order of the questions somewhat for this presentation of the interview.

    Thanks to all for reading the interview and for responding with your comments.

    Bob
     
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  5. The Durfer

    The Durfer Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    he doesn't invest cause he probably has a backdoor key to icann, lol.:)
     
  6. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    Possibly :xf.eek:.

    But I think it is more that brilliant people like him are already involved in so many different things, excited about developing so many ideas, that domain investing just never got high on priorities. I wonder also if there is some sense of not wanting to potentially profit from something that you are involved with at the invention level. I know some scientists do think that way.

    While his answer to my question was that he did not, after the formal interview ended in chat with @Edward Zeiden and me, he did express interest around how domain investing works, and he does possess a few (or one at least he mentioned) domain names with value, he just does not try to sell them or acquire them for investment purposes. I hope I am responding accurately to what he said as that informal part was not recorded.

    It might be interesting to see how many of the Internet pioneers, if any, do invest in domain names. Does anyone know of examples or an article on the topic? I am sure most or all have been registrants but I mean who invest with specific idea of later selling the name.

    Bob
     
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  7. The Durfer

    The Durfer Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    its a good retirement plan anyway, to have one real gold one or two
     
  8. golan

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    Bob, you are amazing. Thank you!
     
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