Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

From: AVS Network <nigel§avs.net.au>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 22:32:32 +1100
>On Wed, Nov 22, 2000, Kim Davies wrote:
>> 
>> I believe the problem is not so much that they would be used as gateway or
>> directories - indeed I think the main concern would be them being used
>> for the opposite. 
>> 
>> To make an example, travel.com.au could be used as a directory
>> of the travel services industry, or it could be a travel company.
>> 
>> Is there a viable way to identify if a generic is going to be used in the
>> public interest or not?
>
>I'm also curious about enforcing interoperability between whoever
>runs say, the geographic DNS names.
>
>How will they be allocated? What will stop a large company or group
>of companies monopolising them? How will the hyperlinking between
>these sites work if they're controlled by different companies?
>
>You are assuming that enough zones exist to cover people's choices.
>Well, I'll counter that the DNS will become a highly complex web
>if you want to use it effectively as a directory. Sure, you'll make
>money, but trying to administer something that complex and keep
>everything consistent will be ..well, an interesting challenge. 
>Certainly more challenging than running a straight DNS registry.

The government could fund such a project but the operation would 
be a big challenge and everyone who works on it would like their 
fair share of profits. 

It is definitely an interesting proposal, having all the Australian 
travel sites all found in one location but then again, don't we have 
enough directory sites on the net now? Even if it's region-based, I 
think the directory sites such as yahoo.com.au, webwombat.com.au, 
all those sites, cover these kinds of aspects now. 

Regards, 
Nigel 

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Received on Wed Nov 22 2000 - 19:35:00 UTC

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