DNS: [Fwd: Re: Resellers and Registries EOI.]

DNS: [Fwd: Re: Resellers and Registries EOI.]

From: Rick Welykochy <rick§dot.net.au>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 18:03:46 +1000
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At 4:32 PM 1998/05/12, Ben Elliston wrote:
>I wonder if I'm not the only Linker who has a problem with this?

You are not the only one.

>It seems
>to me that having two TLDs for Australia, .au and .aus is going to confuse
>the hell out of a lot of people.

It would also seem to be  unworkable as it would fragment the internet.
People better qualified that I can explain :-)

>Furthermore, from what I understand about these "underground" TLDs, the
>whole concept is doomed to failure because it relies on _everyone_ in the
>world running a name server to cut over to these "new" root name servers.
>But correct me if I'm wrong.

I think this is partly true. I suspect you could run two independent sets
of name servers but you could only use one at a time. You could only find
"underground" sites or "real" sites but not both.

Adams posting states -

>AHNET is one of the leading Peioneers of Alternate Name Space on the
>Internet and is recognised as such by NTIA from it's GP document earlier
>this year.  .AUS is supported on all Alternate Name Servers around the
>world and of course by AURSC http://www.aursc.ah.net or http://www.au.rsc

I can see <http://www.aursc.ah.net> as it is a "real" site.  But I can't
see <http://www.au.rsc> presumably because it is "underground".

As this is suggested as a commercial operation I for one would not like to
invest in it as it seems to be intrinsically flawed.

For the latest on what is doing on dns regulation see <http://www.gtld-mou.org/>


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