Re: [DNS] ABC: Australia supports global cyber-squatting regulations

Re: [DNS] ABC: Australia supports global cyber-squatting regulations

From: Deus Ex Machina <vicc§cia.net.au>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 14:26:28 +1100
many search engines index on words in urls hence filling the gap in
usefulness. hence the directory argument has been deprecated.

directories have limited uses anyway. the issue isnt on the type
of programing metaphor we apply to dns but recognising that the public
have needs which we should try to meet.

not to point to anyone but it amazes me that some people can become
indiginant at the alstons decreeing what is for the common good (which is what
he has been elected to do) yet are happy to do so themselves
when it comes to a technology issue.

Vic

>= Geoff Huston (gih&#167;telstra.net):
>  > You may want to stand there and chant this till you are blue in the face,
>  > but the reality is somewhat different to the design philosophy.
> 
> 
> Hang on, my wording was deliberately chosen
> 
>    The DNS is NOT a useful directory tool
> 
> I think you are confusing this with a slightly different
> statement:
> 
>    The DNS is NOT a directory
> 
> This is a different statement, and there's no doubt that
> many folk attempt to use the DNS as a directory, and
> others position themselves to take advantage of that
> assumption, and for them the DNS assumes some of the
> characteristics of a directory. But its a pretty shocking
> directory, given that entries have no qualifying attributes,
> (unless you want to interpret the hierarchy chain as an implicit
> attribute qualification set, which you can do at your own
> risk) and no ability to search  the directory in any
> meaningful way. i.e. as a directory tool the DNS has none
> of the functionality that is normally associated with
> useful directory service tools.
> 
>      Geoff
> 
> (Sigh. It seems that for a very small number of readers of this
> list it is once again necessary to explicitly point out in suitably
> clear terms that the above note represents my views as an individual,
> and are not necessarily shared by my employer, the Internet Society,
> the Internet Architecture Board, or anyone else for that matter.)
> 
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