Re: [DNS] the road ahead

Re: [DNS] the road ahead

From: Paul Brooks <paul.brooks§>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 10:10:37 +1000
> From:          vicc&#167;
> lets get some facts straight. the dns does not exist for the benefit
> of the registrars, it exists as means to convert names to IPs. the
> utility of the dns is measurable by the ease in which applicants can
> manage to obtain there prefered address not by the degree of security
> the registrars have to deal with issuing such names.

Err - no. The utility of the DNS is measured by the ease in which the 
browsing/downloading/emailing public (actually, the software they use) can 
convert a name to an IP address. The DNS exists for the benefit of the 
users, and easy usability by the _users_ should be the prime 
focus of change, not ease of registration or increasing the 
commercial desirability of being a registrar.

Claiming that applicants "...obtain their preferred address" (singular) is 
naive - corporations are more likely to register under as many SLDs/TLDs 
as thay can get away with, to increase the likelihood of 'guesses' being 
correct - which destroys the whole basis of having SLDs in the first 
place if it gets widespread.

Dr Paul Brooks (PB94)     | pbrooks&#167; / Paul.Brooks§
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Received on Wed Jun 24 1998 - 08:19:15 UTC

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