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    Re:32 Symbol DotNetAlphabet
    by Anonymous on Monday May 03 2004, @06:42AM (#13471)
    If you own a .NET domain name, with 5 characters or less, comprised only of the letters A to Z, the numbers 0, 8, 1 or 3 and/or Dash, then you automatically have full ownership rights in one or more blocks of .NET Address Space. There is NO CHARGE for these rights. There are no annual fees (cyberspace taxes) to be paid to so-called Regional Registries. There are no secret societies that have to be paid, either above the table or under the table.

    The rights are tied to your ownership of your Fully-Registered .NET domain name. A 32 Symbol DotNetAlphabet is used to map the letters of your domain name to 5-Bit Values. Using a fixed-width size of 5 characters results in a 25-Bit Prefix, which may contain some zeroes (00000). The ® Symbol is used to denote a void (space or blank) and it has the 5-Bit Value zero (00000).

    One example would be ApnicNet. .NET names with less than 5 characters fill the left fields with ® symbols. .NET names with less than 5 characters own the rights to more than one block of .NET Address Space because they also own all combinations of their unique name positioned in the 5-character field with ® and/or Dash (-) symbols on the right and/or left.

    With a 25-Bit Prefix, there can be 33,554,432 unique values. The ®®®®® Address Space Prefix (00000 00000 00000 00000 00000) is not owned by anyone and can be used for internal network addressing. Address Space Prefixes derived from .NET names with leading or trailing Dashes (-) and/or ®s are owned by the .NET name owner of the interior name.

    The ----- Address Space Prefix (11111 11111 11111 11111 11111) is also not owned by anyone and can be used for internal addressing. Likewise, names which are a combination of only ® and dash symbols are also available for internal addressing. One example is the ( Prefix, which results in the name ---®®. The Prefix ( has the name ®®®®® and can also be used for internal addressing.

    The 25-Bit Prefix can be used in a variety of ways in packet network addressing. One key concept to remember is that each 25-Bit Prefix is Unique. There is NO CHARGE for the usage of the 25-Bit Prefix, it is tied to the ownership of a Fully-Registered .NET domain name. The owner is free to use or lease all or part of the address space allocated.

    The 25-Bit Prefix can be easily expressed as a Dotted-QUINT as opposed to a Dotted-QUAD. A Dotted-QUINT only contains decimal values from 0 to 31. Software can easily tell the difference between a Dotted-QUINT and a Dotted-QUAD because there are 5 numeric fields with a Dotted-QUINT. Even though there are 5 fields instead of 4, the Dotted-QUINT often takes less characters to type than a Dotted-QUAD. With the 32-Symbol Alphabet, all of the 25-Bit Prefixes can be coded in 5 characters.

    A given 25-Bit Prefix has one and only one reverse-name-look-up. You can rapidly determine who is responsible for managing a specific .NET Address Space. No DNS service needs to be running with reverse look-ups. There is no management of complex reverse look-up zones required.

    When used as part of a 32-bit Routing Prefix, the 25-Bit Prefix reserves room for 7-Bits.
    The 25-Bit Prefix is placed between 2-Bits on
    the far left and 5-Bits on the far right.
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