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    COM.name.WEB and NET.name.WEB
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 07 2004, @02:51PM (#14107)
    COM.name.WEB and NET.name.WEB

    are now looked up as WEB.name.COM
    and WEB.name.NET

    they are reversed before the look-up

    the .COM and .NET owners now have FREE .WEB names

    and any other TLD they want to put on the right
    which ends up on the left when it comes to
    THEIR servers
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    COM.name.WEB and NET.name.WEB by Anonymous
    Re:COM.name.WEB and NET.name.WEB
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 07 2004, @04:55PM (#14108)
    You're kidding right?

    What a waste.
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    Re:COM.name.WEB and NET.name.WEB
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 07 2004, @05:54PM (#14109)
    Sorry, doesn't work for me.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:COM.name.WEB and NET.name.WEB
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 07 2004, @06:36PM (#14110)
    *    Flip flop domain names with exactly 3 segments
    *    com.google.web becomes web.google.com
    *    NOTE: This method assumes the name has been checked to have
    *    3 segments (i.e. only 2 dots) [see v8_String_dotCount].

        char *
        char *buf;
        char copy[512];
        char *lp;
        char *rp;
        char *p;

        /* make a copy of the original */
        /* find the right dot - do this BEFORE the left */
        /* find the left dot and over-write with end of string (0) */
        *lp++ = 0;
        /* start building the return result in the supplied string */
        /* copy the right segment first */
        while(*rp != 0){
            *p++ = *rp++;
        *p++ = '.';
        /* copy the middle segment */
        while(*lp != '.'){
            *p++ = *lp++;
        *p++ = '.';
        /* finish up with the left moved to the right at the end */
        return buf;

    *    Count the number of dots in a domain name string

        char *p;
        int i=0;

            if(*p++ == '.'){
        return i;
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:COM.name.WEB and NET.name.WEB
    by Anonymous on Wednesday September 08 2004, @09:37AM (#14114)
    .WWW does the opposite, .COM and .NET owners
    have to be ready for that.

    That makes .WWW a defacto TLD because people
    without the DNS Flipper will end up at looking
    up the COM.name.WWW name in the .WWW servers.

    ISPs simply add a .WWW reference to special
    Flipper servers which have no whois or Registry
    and which do nothing but send replies based
    on WWW.name.COM with a hope the consumer will
    get a better reply than some awful DNS error

    Some enterprising company may come along and
    operate some .WWW servers to also serve anyone
    that wants their brand in those left-handed TLD

    Note: Many people in the world read right to left.
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