Re: DNS: Re: Trademarks and Categories

Re: DNS: Re: Trademarks and Categories

From: Rick Welykochy <rick§>
Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 20:32:16 +1000
Adam Todd wrote:

> Spot on.  That's why using the category numbers in TM.AU to segment the
> trademarks theoretically sounds like a great idea.
> Then the question comes to WHY THE HELL DO IT?  Why have:
>  (1234 being say the category number for telecoms)
>        (5678 being fast food)
> >My concern with the <name> format is that is only partially
> >fulfills the DNS' objective... that of replacing abstract numbers with
> >mnemonics.
> :)  Exactly.  And that's why I rejected the option that Simon Higgs put
> forward.  As much as it makes perfect sense, it's useless if you don't
> change the way in which people currently use URLs and DNS.
> >However the potential .TM.AU domain has some unusual requirements, it may
> >well be that having a numeric 3ld is necessary in this case.

Why not an alpha mnemonic 3LD for       (telecom being a specific TM division)  (restuarant being another)    (etc.)

and even             (Coca Cola is happy)           (BHP might be happy if it has the tm)             (just kiddin')

I s'pose this implies there will be about 1000 or so
3LD's for ... but at least with a tiny guess, you
can locate any trademarked domain in 

 _/  Richard Welykochy                 mailto:rick&#167;
_/  Dot Communications Ltd   
Received on Wed May 20 1998 - 21:14:47 UTC

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