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    Re:Laugher
    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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    Re:Why destroy the best DNS system?
    by mole on Friday January 09 2004, @08:08PM (#12828)
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    Please be reminded that the few people who think as deeply into DNS don't remotely represent the day-to-day realities of Internet usage and user comfort zones.

    The DNS as we know it will be very much around in the coming years. Question remains, how much will the profiteering side of human nature rear its ugly head and lead to the introduction of even more gTLDs to help sustain the livelihoods of the registrar industry?
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