Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

From: Nick Andrew <nick§zeta.org.au>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 22:29:35 +1100
On Fri, Nov 24, 2000 at 10:13:56AM +1100, Richard Archer wrote:
> The IMHO overwhelming argument against creating a whole raft of new
> 2ld's is that they are confusing to users. The existing .com.au and
> .net.au division is bad enough... imagine if users had to contend
> with .biz.au, .firm.au, .cpa.au, .vet.au and so on. I don't think
> they'd cope!

Only those people who insist on using the DNS as a directory service
will have problems. People who treat DNS like a telephone number
(i.e. a name you are given, not a name you guess) will have no
problems and companies will find it easier to get a name which
properly labels their business.

I expect that more 2LDs will make DNS even less useful as a
directory service than it is today, and by implication reduce
this misuse.

Nick.
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