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    ELIMINATE all gTLDs (An alternate plan for evolution of the DNS) | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 9 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re:Interesting, but totally insane.
    by ldg on Sunday March 16 2003, @11:51AM (#11332)
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    There are many ccTLDs that are not only totally restrictive, but not even functional. In addition, they do change periodically, which throws their regions into chaos. Regions and countries change desginations, new cc's are applied for, etc. ccTLDS have their own issues and many of them act similarly to gTLDs with no regional restirctions.

    In addition, there are entities that are not based in one country or region, such as the UN, Red Cross - a multitude of others. Not all are organizations either. Would you suggest that a multi-national corporation be forced to use a differenct domain for each corporate location? What about their field operations that move consistently?

    There is no way your proposal could work in practicality. Users would revolt.

    You must also take into account that if something like your proposal were implemented, the other roots would gain ground quickly, as domain name holders would have choices. They are open to new TLDs and support thousands now.

    The internet is really not controlled by any one entity. It is edge controlled and millions use the DNS outside of the USG root, which is what you are referring to. ICANN has control over only one root, so your proposal would not work in any case - at least not for all users of the internet and the DNS. The internet was designed to not be centrally controlled.
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    Re:Interesting, but totally insane. by ldg
    Re:Interesting, but totally insane.
    by anotherblackhat on Monday March 17 2003, @03:38PM (#11335)
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    In addition, there are entities that are not based in one country or region, such as the UN, Red Cross - a multitude of others. Not all are organizations either. Would you suggest that a multi-national corporation be forced to use a differenct domain for each corporate location?

    Sure, why not?
    If they are an international entity then registering in 10, 20 or even 100 different .cc's shouldn't be a problem for them.

    To turn the question around, do you think it's reasonable to allow a single company to register a single domain name in a single country and there by usurp all other companies and countries that have a stake in the name?
    US trademarks don't even prevent the use of the name within the same country, much less globally.
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