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Re: what problem are we solving? (was Re: ICANN opens up Pandora'sBox
> On Sat, 28 Jun 2008, Joe Greco wrote: > > For example, I *ought* to be able to find the Police Department for the City > > of Milwaukee at something reasonable, such as "police.ci.milwaukee.wi.us". > > If I then needed the police for Wauwatosa, "police.ci.wauwatosa.wi.us", or > > for Waukesha, "police.ci.waukesha.wi.us". > > > > To extend that principle, companies that have an exclusively local presence > > probably don't need to be occupying space in a TLD. That's the Marty's > > Pizza example. > > martyspizza.brookfield.wi.us works great. At what point in Marty's > expansion does Marty's Pizza get to move to a TLD? The RFC leaves > management decisions to an alluded to but unnamed group. That doesn't need to be a "management decision" by some third party group. That *could* be something we would have guided people through, in the same way that 1480 provides other guidance. I see usefulness in having scopes that are local (city/village/etc), state, country, and global. There's no reason that you couldn't start out local, and as you grew, get a state level domain (martyspizza.wi.us), and if you went national (martyspizza.us), etc. In many (most!) cases, businesses do not make significant growth in a rapid fashion. > Plus, WTF: John-Muir.Middle.Santa-Monica.K12.CA.US > Cut and Paste or die trying. I doubt parents will remember or type that. Actually, that has to do with what I was talking about in continuing to develop a reasonable system. Quite frankly, if I was in that school district, I see no reason why my computer couldn't be aware of that domain, and actually have "http://john-muir" or some similar mechanism actually work. The ideal is probably more complex in implementation, but does not need to be more complex in use. > Besides, sophisticated search engines are making Domain Names less > relevant anyway. I can find Marty's Pizza in Brookfield via Google or > Yahoo in a matter of seconds. Let the search engines organize the web, > not DNS. > > Schools are going short and sweet, just like businesses, using the > existing TLDs. martyspizza.net is fine. So is johnmuirsl.org. No need > for 30 more or 3000 more TLDs. I would agree that we don't need more TLD's. But the namespace, as it exists, is messy, and it's nasty to expect that people will always have to use a browser and a search engine to find their destination's domain name. ... JG -- Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net "We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN) With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.