RE: [DNS] New 2LD Proposals (to date)

RE: [DNS] New 2LD Proposals (to date)

From: Dassa <dassa§>
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 16:12:36 +1000
|> -----Original Message-----
|> From: Ian Smith [mailto:smithi&#167;] 
|> Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 3:43 PM
|> To: David Keegel
|> Cc: dns&#167;
|> Subject: Re: [DNS] New 2LD Proposals (to date)
|> On Mon, 10 Jun 2002, David Keegel wrote:
|>  > I am confident that people who strongly want new 2LDs 
|> created will  > put in submissions proposing those 2LDs (and 
|> try to get on the panel).
|> Indeed.  And they (the registrars) will succeed, I've no 
|> doubt.  Whether it really makes anyone register something 
|> whose sole purpose is to map a text string to an IP address 
|> at any greater rate, is another matter. 

Personally I consider the demand for domain names will increase with the
take up of broadband services where it will be feasible for individuals
and small business to run their own servers for mail etc on ADSL or
other high capacity links.  Especially where static IP addresses are

|>  > What is not so clear is whether anyone who doesn't want 
|> new 2LDs  > created will bother to put in a submission along 
|> those lines.  > It's often hard to get people to argue for 
|> the status quo.
|> Exactly.  Especially when they see how these panels are 
|> composed, and the extent to which the dominant players have 
|> perverted the process to date.

If you consider previous processes to have been corrupted then the way
to address your concerns is to make sure you participate and have some
input into the process yourself.

|> What 'the industry' wants of AuDA, it will get.  Bugger the punter$.

Market forces will ultimately drive both the Industry and AuDA.  At
present in Australia the market is not very knowledgable and there is
not enough competition to allow it to fully influence the decisions but
we will see this change.
|> If voting could make any difference, it would be illegal.  
|> Meanwhile, the DNS continues to map text strings to IP 
|> addresses as well as ever.
|> Cheers, Ian

Perhaps more work should be done to make sure the DNS operates
correctly.  I've seen a lot of cache poisoning lately and there are
large numbers of badly configured DNS servers out there.

Darryl (Dassa) Lynch.
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