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    Goodbye, "Structure:" GNSO Council rejects Lynn's "taxonomy" proposal | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 7 comments | Search Discussion
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    say what?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday May 24 2003, @02:10PM (#11739)
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    This still comes down to who defines the taxonomy, Someone has to. Does one do it at the level of .book or at the level of .literature or at the level of .fiction. One cannot have it all unless one wants the same level of drek that now infests .com et al.

    Strangely enough, I do not think it is beyond the range of possibilitie that this is within ICANN's purview. Someone has to do it, one doesn't leave the organization of the yellow pages up to a citizen's committee (not that that would necessarily be a bad thing, but it doesn't happen and the world hasn't spun off its axis). I think it should be ICANN making these decisions, of course I think it should be a properly constituted subcommittee that actually has a clue and that will never happen, but simply leaving it up to market forces doesn't work. What say ICANN OK'd all 46 or whatever applicants at MdR2k, that just amounts to more consumer confusion, read CHAOS. Better that there is some logic behind it, in the same way that .com and .org and .mil used to be a taxonomy until Veri$ign and latterly ICANN got greedy. -g

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    Re:say what?
    by Mueller ({mueller} {at} {syr.edu}) on Sunday May 25 2003, @07:19PM (#11748)
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    Say what, indeed. That wonderful Postel-era taxonomy you love led to a lopsided name space, with 75% of all registrations in one TLD. Perhaps you believe that a second-level taxonomy should be imposed on all .com registrants, in order to save us from confusion? Funny, I don't feel confused about web sites or domain names under .com or any TLD, I just find them on Google or see them printed or advertised and remember them, or save them as a favorite when I use them.

    Do we need the government to organize magazine racks? Do we need it to tell us what names books should have? No, sir, ICANN should not do this and the market should.
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