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    Re:We can have competition now, without ICANN's he
    by odonnell (michael_odonnell@acm.org) on Wednesday October 08 2003, @08:09PM (#12429)
    User #3447 Info | http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~odonnell/
    The problem with your solution is that it removes the easy mnemonic nature of DNS.
    Incorrect in two ways:
    1. Until the dotDNS handle system becomes popular, you still have your regular old DNS, but you also have an alternative if you get sick of the battles.

    2. If dotDNS ever becomes the root, you have your choice of easy mnemonic indexes---just bookmark your favorite(s).

    I really encourage you to read Frankston's nice pithy discussion before jumping to conclusions.

    Mike O'Donnell
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    Re:We can have competition now, without ICANN's he by odonnell
    Re:We can have competition now, without ICANN's he
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Thursday October 09 2003, @11:34AM (#12434)
    User #36 Info | http://onthenet.ambler.net/
    I've read it. There are no conclusions being jumped. As you said, if dotDNS became the root, you could bookmark your favorite and make it a menmonic.

    But this doesn't address my objection. What does Microsoft put on the advertisement on the side of the bus such that you can remember it an hour later when you get to work? What do they say in their radio advertising when they want to tell you where their web site is?

    I can remember microsoft.com - I can't remember a long, unique URL.

    Sight-based and hearing-based advertising would be useless. That, alone, eliminates this from serious consideration.

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    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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