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    Let's not assume all tld's will operate like .com.
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 08 2003, @07:09AM (#12418)
    Let's not presume all tld's will be com look-a-likes. Wildcarding may make sense for special interest or "sponsored" tld's.

    I think it makes perfect sense for .tv to wildcard. The person is looking for a tv show and the registry should try to fulfill that request.

    I think it makes perfect sense for .name to wildcard. Especially for second levels under the current structure.

    Let's not assume all tld's will operate like .com.

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    Let's not assume all tld's will operate like .com. by Anonymous
    Re:Let's not assume all tld's will operate like .c
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Wednesday October 08 2003, @09:17AM (#12422)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/

    If there were another 50 or so TLDs from which to choose, who would care? Registries that had policies that people didn't like would find themselves outcompeted.

    Isn't that the idea in the first place?

    It's about time that ICANN finish what it started in 2000 and introduce real competition.

    Verisign is merely emboldened because of their position. Give them competition, and they'll think twice before making such moves.

    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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    Re:Let's not assume all tld's will operate like .c
    by KarlAuerbach on Wednesday October 08 2003, @11:43AM (#12425)
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    DNS makes a very poor search engine.

    If you want search engine functionality, build one outside of DNS. Don't try to twist DNS into something that it doesn't do well.

    I find it amusing to think what is waiting in the wings for folks who think that the net is merely HTTP/HTTPS and who set up wildcarding as a core aspect of their business plans. When they try to deploy a non HTTP/HTTPS based service they will discover that they have screwed their own pooch. Rube Goldberg will find his works replicated in the work-arounds that those folks are going to have to build because they failed to comprehend the proper role and function of DNS or the value of the end-to-end principle.
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