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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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    you don't have to use gTLDs now
    by Anonymous on Sunday March 16 2003, @07:11AM (#11326)
    I don't understand the point of this proposal. Nobody is forced to use gTLDs now; you're free to limit your use of the Internet to ccTLDs. Of course, the majority of Internet users apparently prefer to continue using gTLDs. Most of us use the ICANN ones, but others choose New.net's, some other organization's, or some combination.

    (You aren't seriously proposing that people should be prohibited from using gTLDs, are you?)

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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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