Re: DNS: or

Re: DNS: or

From: Glen Turner <glen.turner§>
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 1996 11:54:01 +1030

I know from talking with you that we are substantially in
agreement about the uses of the DNS namespace.

So what gives below?  I'm providing the original e-mail
in case you didn't see the material you quoted in context.

As you can see, we agree that:

 - DNS is not a directory service (and I never said
   that it was, so I'll assume your repeated comment
   was aimed at the list as a whole).

 - The desirability of a search engine (which I stated
   in the next sentence after the text you quoted).

The ACN registry has always struck me as a good idea,
especially as a search engine could be easily built
from publically available ASC material (company name,
ACN, industry code) and it would fit well into X.500.


> Subject: Re: DNS: or
> Date: Wed, 04 Dec 1996 09:31:26 +1030
> From: Glen Turner <glen.turner&#167;>
> Reply-To: dns&#167;
> Organization: IT Division, University of Adelaide, South Australia
> To: dns&#167;
> Paul Foxworthy <coherent&#167;> wrote:
> > In general, people don't know or care whether a business is
> > registered by the ASC or the state business name registration body,
> > so using this as the basis for a domain name will make it harder
> > for people to find you on the 'Net.
> I think whatever happens it will be harder to find
> companies on the net.  Is Widgets (NSW) Pty Ltd:
>  - or under the current
> rules ( is generic, and thus not
>    allowed)
>  - or (by definition, under
>    the alternative 2LD structure there will be two places
>    to look).
>  - under a company name register
>    proposal.
> 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
> Cheers,
> glen

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