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    Why not have a registry page?
    by gpmgroup on Sunday May 25 2003, @04:51PM (#11747)
    User #3785 Info | http://www.gpmgroup.com/
    Wouldn't it be simple to put up a registry page. Saying the name had not been registered? On that page you could have allsorts of information like a link to - A list of Registrars - A randomly selected registrar - A list of similiar .biz sites that exist? - Even a showcase of .biz sites?
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    Re:Why not have a registry page?
    by dmehus on Sunday May 25 2003, @09:30PM (#11749)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    Yes, it's quite possible, and in theory, a good option. I'm not a DNS expert by any means, but I do know there are network tools to determine resolvability. When NeuLevel adds the record *.biz IN A to its zone file, all of the DNS error reporting tools will report that domain name as being valid and having an acceptable A record. So, with that being said, I believe it is better to not have unregistered domain names resolve.

    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    Re:Why not have a registry page?
    by KarlAuerbach on Monday May 26 2003, @11:35AM (#11755)
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    You have fallen into the trap of thinking of the internet as nothing more than the world wide web.

    Voice-over-IP, e-mail, file transfers, database access - all these, and more - also are fooled by wildcard DNS names. And no registry "page" will help those protocols figure out what has gone awry.

    And in the context of the web - no "registry page" is needed when a user mis-enters a name. The browser will tell the user soon enough when the domain name lookup function returns an error code. The user can then decide what to do. And by now most users have picked a favorite search engines, or their web browsers have one built in.
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    Re:Why not have a registry page?
    by jberryhill on Monday May 26 2003, @12:52PM (#11757)
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    It might not be a bad idea. However, to fundamentally alter the way things are expected to work, and spring such a thing upon the internet with no prior notice, undermines the assumptions that are built into software which has been based on the way that things have worked thus far.

    That doesn't fit well with any definition of "stability".

    The question is not whether it is a "bad" idea or a "good" idea. The point is that we are supposed to reach decisions about "how things should work" by community consensus, and not by the surprise unilateral action of a registry.
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