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Re: [NANOG] Re: new.net: yet another dns namespace overlay play

  • From: Steve Sobol
  • Date: Thu Mar 08 00:38:40 2001

Vadim Antonov wrote:

> (BTW, if you're an Itailan, DNS is not a much of help if you want to find
> CNN - www.cnn.it is _not_ a real CNN :) And www.pbs.com is _not_ PBS TV,
> you should use www.pbs.org instead. And typing IRS into location bar of
> the browser gets you nowhere - www.irs.com is not the Internal Revenue
> Service, etc, etc.  Cursory tour of DNS produces thousands of examples
> like those.

The United States Postal Service registered both usps.gov and usps.com (and
publicizes .com, FWIW). But I bet there are plenty of sites that didn't
do that, or couldn't because the names were already taken.
 
> The point is - hierarchical naming or categorization is not useful in
> general case. 

You'd rather memorize IP addresses instead? You're a better man than I. :)

/me rushes to register nanog.net and nanog.com. Woops; both are already
taken.

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