Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

From: Saliya Wimalaratne <saliya§hinet.net.au>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 10:10:39 +1100 (EST)
On Wed, 22 Nov 2000, Doug Robb wrote:

> Its a rather different scenario that typing numbers at
> random - quite the opposite the domain name *is* giving you
> very specific information that you are choosing to use
> is. 

I don't see how you can infer that. There is *absolutely no relationship*
between 'products or services' and 'domain names'. (I'm not going to
differentiate between hostnames and domain names here, btw :) For every
site that you can name (e.g. www.microsoft.com) that points where you
*think* it should point, I can find you thousands that don't. 

The domain name *might* give you 'what you were looking for' - and this is
the whole point. Whilever this relationship does not exist (domain name
<-> product or service) the DNS is useless as a directory service.

DNS provides name-to-ip and reverse resolution. That's what the mechanism
has been designed for, and that is what (to date) it does. 

Regards,

Saliya
Received on Thu Nov 23 2000 - 07:12:35 UTC

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