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Re: US Domain -- County Delegations
- From: Michael Dillon
- Date: Thu Jul 27 13:17:32 1995
On Thu, 27 Jul 1995, Paul A Vixie wrote:
> > what's good about a geographic/city split anyway?), why not have
> Top level geographies are most likely to map to organizations willing to
> maintain subdelegations. Other than that, it's all arbitrary other than
> that it's necessary to have a deep tree.
> I already know that U.S. companies put under states are going to feel
> overspecified. I can already hear the reasons why IBM.COM.NY.US is
> supposedly "wrong" since IBM is a nationwide, no, worldwide company.
In the .ca domain, companies with offices in two or more provinces can
have a top level name, i.e. ibm.ca. With offices in two or more cities in
a single province they can have a name at the next level, i.e. widget.ab.ca.
If they are in one city only, their name must include the city as in
> When 25,000,000 companies have domain names, there will be at least three
> labels in most of those top level names. It cannot be helped.
You could use a system similar to .ca which allows you to remove nonsense
geographic labels but still elegantly handles the millions of small
businesses with presence in a single town.
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