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  • From: Ken Eddings
  • Date: Thu Mar 08 21:34:48 2001

No don't do that. I get too much mail from well-meaning folks that think our registry records have been hacked.

No. I usually depend on Network Solutions to hack our records, ;-)


At 4:59 PM -0800 3/8/01, Mathew Butler wrote:
You -could- always do the whois-type thing, where ALL records containing 'apple' are returned, on first access to the name?

-Mat Butler

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Lockhart [<>]
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 2:32 PM
Subject: Re:

>Therefore any company which creates a broader hierarchy is not motivated
by what's best for Internet users, who are best served by a simple
hierarchy (IBM is IBM is IBM no matter what you append to it).
Okay. You picked an example which proves your point. However, there's
plenty of exceptions. Who should have "apple" in this flat namespace?
Apple Computers? Apple Records? Apple Fruitstore?

While the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is a fairly well-known
name worldwide, what gives us more claim to "bbc" in the flat namespace
than "Big Blue and Cousins" or "Baptist Bible College" ( and respectively)? Have we now got because we had a greater
claim to it, or because we had the better lawyers?

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