Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

From: Deus Ex Machina <vicc§cia.net.au>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 17:18:07 +1100
Neale Banks [neale&#167;lowendale.com.au] wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Nov 2000, Vic Cinc wrote:
> 
> [...]
> > agruments that dns is not a directory  are incoherent, [...]
> > and if more tld in .au were allowed
> > then the argument would go away as many different tld would be available
> > for alternatives. [snip]
> 
> Surely the creation of more domains under .au (or anywhere else) hinders
> rather than helps the (IMHO flawed) assertion that the DNS is, of itself,
> useful as a directory?  e.g. flowers.com.au and flowers.biz.au

its use as a directory is arbitrary, people use sql normalised databases
for object oriented systems. whether it was itended for such use, no in both
cases or can be put to ineficient use in both cases is a moot point. the
focus should not be on the technical tidyness of concepts but on the utility 
to the end user. be that shoveling objects into relational
databases or expecting book.com to find a bookshop. directory efficiency
of dns is is no excuse to prevent generic names. or its use to some
enterprising individual who may want to sell subdomains on generic tlds. good
luck to them if they think it will sell. its not the business of the dns to
get in the way. works for .au.com.

Vic
Received on Wed Nov 22 2000 - 14:18:37 UTC

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