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Re: WorldNIC

  • From: Michael Dillon
  • Date: Tue Jun 09 15:50:13 1998

On Tue, 9 Jun 1998, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:

> How does providing different top level domains for different categories
> of organizations "violate the laws of physics", Michael?

It tries to confine objects to a single state whereas physics teaches that
the universe cannot be so neatly sliced and diced.

Of course, I could have simply asked the question that needs to be asked,
namely: why would anyone want a name to include a category anyway?

Your name, Jay Ashworth, gives no clue as to your education, your
training, your profession, your age, your race, your height. Why should an
Internet domain name be any different? The DNS needs to be hierarchical so
that a query can trace a path from the root of the DNS to find the IP
address belonging to a name. But why should the branches in the hierarchy
mean anything in particular in any given human language? Some people would
like to restrict .com to COMMON usage, .org to ORGASMIC providers and .net
to CLEAN content (net is French for clean), but I personally don't give a
damn and prefer a more diverse and chaotic system of naming.

Michael Dillon                 -               Internet & ISP Consulting
Memra Communications Inc.      -               E-mail:           -  *check out the new name & new website*

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