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    Re:Laugher
    by Anonymous on Monday December 29 2003, @04:14PM (#12799)
    icannwatch.com = icannwatch.net = icannwatch.org and you call for more TLDs. Your head must be in a place where it is diffucult to see the keyboard. Try to help the users of the internet not hurt them Please. No Laughing Matter.

    Zooom
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    by KarlAuerbach on Monday December 29 2003, @08:00PM (#12802)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    So, I take it that you go to delta.com for your:

    a) Teeth

    b) Plumbing

    c) Airline

    etc?

    The idea of using DNS as a directory is dying, if not already dead.

    Sure, there are those who want "their name" to be in all TLDs. But there's no reason to harm the internet - which is what occurs when the DNS hierarchy is flattened out because there are very few TLDs - because of the hyper possessive mentality of a few trademark-enamoured lawyers.

    Now that we have internationalized domain names we are going to start seeing a lot of names that look like gibberish in any but their native scripts (alphabets). That will, hopefully, drive the final spike into the heart of the notion that domain names are carriers of semantic information and that DNS is a directory system.
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