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    Re: Rob Blokzijl transcript
    by Anonymous on Tuesday May 21 2002, @12:58PM (#6465)
    Rob Blokzijl's sudden display of verbosity is no less surprising, particularily as it doesn't seem to be very accurate. Jefsey Morphin has since pointed out some of the factual errors in Blokzijl's history lesson.

    Jefsey Morphin has not pointed out any factual errors in Blokzijl's history lesson.

    Morphins remarks:

    Blokzijl: Dot org was created at the same time as dot com.

    Morphin: It shows that he never read the RFC 920 and does not know anything about the way TLDs are created and supported...

    Curious remark, RFC 920 reads:

    Initial Set of Top Level Domains

    The initial top level domain names are:
    ARPA = The current ARPA-Internet hosts.
    GOV = Government, any government related domains meeting the second level requirements.
    EDU = Education, any education related domains meeting the second level requirements.
    COM = Commercial, any commercial related domains meeting the second level requirements.
    MIL = Military, any military related domains meeting the second level requirements.
    ORG = Organization, any other domains meeting the second level requirements.

    E.g. Blokzijl was correct, .com and .org were created in the same document.

    Blokzijl: And we should have learned from the fact that in an Internet space that was incredibly more simple ten years ago than it is today, even then it was not possible to draw a clear line.

    Morphin: Glad to learn that a BoD Member confuses 1984 and 1992... It means that nothing really changes.

    Again Jefsey is misinterpreting the statement. 10 years ago it was practice for the registry to call back to organisations applying for .com to advise them to register under .org and vice-versa. A cumbersome and time consuming task that was rapidly dismissed by Jon Postel when the amount of registered gTLD domain names rose to fast. Postel advised NSI the subcontractor of GSI, who won the 1992 bidding for the Internic domain name registry services to let applicants decide themselves where they did fit best.

    Morphin just tries to outsmart someone who was around in the eighties in the academic networking arena, with knowledge learned from reading the pile of partial written history recollections. I was not aware Morphin was around in this area at that point of time.

    Trying to place such "truth statements", by dumbing down a very experienced Internet-veteran is not a quite smart action, it draws away attention of what really matters in this case, due to its own mistakes. Morphin is definitely not "pointing" something out.

    His other remarks on Blokzijl's statements are even easier cut away by Occam's razorblade.
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