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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:you don't have to use gTLDs now
    by anotherblackhat on Monday March 17 2003, @01:13PM (#11334)
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    (You aren't seriously proposing that people should be prohibited from using gTLDs, are you?)


    Maybe he wasn't, but I will.

    I think that forcing all currently registered .com, .net, .org's, etc. to .com.us, .net.us, etc. would be a good idea.

    Not only would it greatly simplify the global trademark problem,
    and clearly deliniate the jurisdictional issues of domains,
    It would also instantly clear a gigantic number of new domains for companies in other countries.
    apple.com.uk vs. apple.com.us for example.

    It need not happen all at once either,
    there can be a transistion phase where .com refers to .com.us for a while,
    and then .com could refer to .com.{cc of the country doing the lookup},
    then finally disallowing all FQDN that do not end with dot-letter-letter.
    It would probably reduce the number of bad DNS lookups that make it to the root server too.

    I seriously doubt that it will come to pass,
    but I do think the internet would be a better place if it did.
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    Re:you don't have to use gTLDs now by anotherblackhat


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