Re: DNS: or

Re: DNS: or

From: Pauline van Winsen - Uniq Professional Services <Pauline.van.Winsen§>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 11:02:18 +1100 (EST)
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hi all,

> I think whatever happens it will be harder to find
> companies on the net.  

this i cannot agree with more.

> I see the best structure for DNS names as one that
> side-steps the conflict of name issue and allows
> a search engine to be constructed simply.
> In my mind the problem is that the people applying
> for domain names are willing to sacrifice
> a good structure for short-term PR advantage (the
> supposed benefit of a name like

i'm probably going to be labelled a heretic...
the problem with domain names is that they don't scale.
multiple 2LD's don't solve this problem, they only complicate matters.
if a,, were created, a fair few existing domain
owners would be racing to register their names in the other
2LD's. so sometimes would reach, but !=
what is wrong with moving away from the vanity names altogether &
going to a system much like phone numbers/car rego plates for domain names? 
directory services take care of the searches for entities on the net, much
the same way 013/altavista takes care of entities in the phone system.
vanity names can be obtained, however they come at a price.

i have no magic solutions, i'm just thinking long term. this is a problem
the internet will have to solve. i'd like to think there is a more satisfying
solution than anything that i have seen proposed to date.

<re-entering lurk mode>

pauline (speaking only for myself)

Pauline van Winsen                                   pauline&#167;
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Received on Wed Dec 04 1996 - 11:52:06 UTC

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