@maliciarogue my current understanding of the situation is that what should be a general interest monopoly shifted to a capitalist logic, while we could totally afford a foundation à la Wikimedia or LetsEncrypt, guaranteeing everyone gets access to domain names for close to 0$€£, while supported by donations to help them carry on on their mission [as context: I'm not an expert in the DNS world so I'm genuinely welcoming any counter argument showing me why I'm wrong]
@maxlath this is your opinion, not a fact. When you put out potentially defaming statements such as "ICANN/DNS mafia", the least would be to have facts to support such a claim. Meanwhile, the best is to read about how things work to form an idea about how shit evolved and is structured. @bortzmeyer's blog is a good start.
@maliciarogue @maxlath @bortzmeyer take a look at opennic. It is a democratic alternative to ICANN. No registration fees for domains such as .pirate .libre etc. You can even run your on opennic DNS resolver. And you could even start a new domain name like .icannsucks if you wanted to :) sure icann might be great and I wouldn't say they are bad. But opennic is BETTER :D