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    Re:computer stupid
    by Anonymous on Thursday January 15 2004, @10:25PM (#12858)
    There is no bar to domains competing against other domains. Second level domains compete everyday. This is the playing field. What does not hold up is the notion that the competition of the second level should be moved to the first level. Does .edu need some competition? How about .mil?

    Under your theory of DNS .edu competes with .gov. Perhaps it is a three way race between .edu, .gov and .com. Who will win?

    The system is open to competing registrations at the second level because that is as close to the root that competition can be introduced without flooding the root which is bad compter science.

    If you want to compete, no one is stopping you. The playing field is .com. .com does not compete with .edu, or any other top level domain because the top levels have a useful purpose. They help people organize and remember their destinations. This is the primary purpose of DNS.

    It is only loudmouths and the motivator of $$ that has caused new generic TLDs to be tested. They were not needed and they have not helped the stability or utility of the internet one bit. The testing of new TLDs has only cost internet users a lot of $, confusion, time, and headaches.

    The only good thing that has come from new generic TLDs is that the noise from a**holes calling for the root to be flooded has become more quiet for a while. It is not the competitors who are complaining. The complaints come from nonplayers. For this group the playing field will never be good enough for them to compete in. It like someone from the band who can't play football until the rules are changed to his way, and for no good reason, and he won't shut up. .web = subfolder named subfolder.

    Zooom.
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    Re:computer stupid by Anonymous
    Re:computer stupid
    by cambler (chris@ambler.net) on Friday January 16 2004, @07:24AM (#12859)
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    That's like saying that there are enough burger joints, so we don't need any more competition for McDonald's and Burger King. Who's Wendy's supposed to be competing with, KFC?

    Your knowledge of the Internet is lacking, as just about everyone involved, including the inventor of the DNS himself has agreed that the root could support upwards of tens-of-thousands of TLDs with no additional load. Indeed, it supported the entirety of .com at one point.

    Your anonymous attempts at logic fail. So sorry. Thankfully, your whining makes less than no difference in the process. The Department of Commerce MoU with ICANN mandates opening the root by the end of 2004 (I suggest you read it). See you there.

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    Ambler On The Net [ambler.net]

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