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    Frankston's article is very helpful
    by odonnell (michael_odonnell@acm.org) on Thursday August 01 2002, @03:46PM (#8285)
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    Thank you very much for pointing to Bob Frankston's article, "DNS: A Safe Haven." It contains excellent reasoning, and covers all of the good ideas in my proposal. The only differences that I noticed:

    1. I view his ".DNS" solution under the current DNS as an initial implemenation, followed by a native implementation administratively independent of DNS (but using essentially the same software).

    2. I think that we can provide the ".DNS" style solution now, without help from ICANN, because it doesn't really require a new top-level domain.


    Mike O'Donnell
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    Frankston's article is very helpful by odonnell
    Re: Frankston's article is very helpful
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday August 01 2002, @08:15PM (#8289)
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    Agreed. And yer welcome. The scary thing is that most of these concepts were out there a year ago, actually much more than a year ago, and there has been little progress in the interim, indeed there hasn't been that much useful discussion at all in the proper venues, which I think is a necessary, if not sufficient, prequisite to what Randy Bush so accurately called rough consensus and running code. And when was the last time you saw a killer app? We've got to get back to that spirit. -g
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