Re: DNS: Multiple Registrars in,,

Re: DNS: Multiple Registrars in,,

From: Geoff Huston <gih§>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 21:35:04 +1000
Glenn & the list,

Unfortunately what seems like plain stupid behaviour
to me and possibly many others, is not a universally
held judgement.

(I'll resist the almost overwhelming temption to provide
 examples of such a general assertion - I'm sure list
 readers could readily fill in the space here without
 my assistance.)

The workload of is something which I feel would
be discharged more efficiently by more folk willing to
do the work, and, like it or not, the time for
volunteers has now long past.

As I've indicated I'll be watching the outcomes of the activity closely first, but I'm of the view that
it is a rational way to go for the domains I look after.



At 19:51 12/05/98 +0930, Glen Turner wrote:
>Geoff wrote:
>> I have not discussed this with Michael yet, but I too am
>> willing to put the second level domains I look after
>> through Michael's process as well, and add a number of
>> registrars into these domain as well.
>Are you sure this is worth the effort?
>To a large extent the development and enforcement of good
>naming policies for and the like has rested with
>your subjective assessment of each application against the
>broad policies for each domain.  This has allowed the
>rejection of names simply because they are "bad" for the
>structure of the DNS or are plain silly names.
>Documenting these subjective criteria into bullet-proof
>objective criteria would possibly be more painful than the
>continued operation of the current system.
>You only have to compare the utility of names in and
> with those in and to find that
>subjective assessment by a cluefull individual has been
>superior to the objective criteria used in the commercial
>If it's a question of workload, then perhaps nominating a
>co-registrar with more spare time is appropiate?
>It seems a shame to let the commercial-domain diseases
>spread to other domains.
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Geoff Huston
Internet Technology, Telstra

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