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    Re:Why destroy the best DNS system?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday December 31 2003, @07:18AM (#12808)
    I will agree with you that the existing top level structure has built walls, or even empires in some cases, of the DNS invention that is artificial by technical standards. Tearing down these walls as the architecture allows is what you call confusing to the public of Internet users.

    This is likely the same type of argument the major broadcasting networks lobbied to the FCC fighting such new ideas a cable TV offering 100 times the number of stations. It is not confusing for me that ESPN has 3 different channels all by itself. I will admit that when I travel to a different city, the channel numbers are different making it difficult to find the particular content I am surfing for. But, I consider such an inconveneince, or confusion, as a fair trade from a user experience. And if one of the original major networks wants to invest into new content as a result of such expansion of the network, such as an ESPN, they have that ability.

    People will find content they consider of value. The idea that registering your name under every top level as means to produce content of value, or in demand, is in part what the bubble burst was about. There is no value in a name, except for reasons that are artificial such as that of a commodity. There will always be some of this in DNS but exploitation of it was never meant to be a feature, as far as I know.

    I will find the material Icannwatch produces and I do not need for Icannwatch to register in every top level for me to do so. If there is somebody I want to e-mail, then I will make sure I dial their e-mail address correctly.

    If the architecture of DNS required walls then that would be one thing. It doesn't and 750 million people participating with the Internet every day are not a herd of sheep.
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    Re:Why destroy the best DNS system? by Anonymous
    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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