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Re: Namespace conflicts

  • From: Omachonu Ogali
  • Date: Fri Mar 09 11:13:15 2001

On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 10:02:28AM -0500, Bryan C. Andregg wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 09:10:09AM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin mailed:
> > In my area of NJ, virtually every town's "obvious" .com domain names were 
> > grabbed by one of two competing would-be service providers.  They had 
> > absolutely no town-specific content -- but if the town wanted a Web 
> > site, they had no choice but to deal with these folks.  I have no major 
> > problem with first-come, first-served *productive* use of a domain name,
> > but frankly, that's not where the problem has been.  The problem has 
> > been speculators and cybersquatters.
> 
> Uh, why couldn't the town just use <name>.nj.us or whatever the city specific
> code was long ago and far way.

Because some company in Norwalk, CT holds www.<city-name>.nj.us for most of
the cities in New Jersey since 1997.

> -- 
>   Bryan C. Andregg           Smoke Jumper           "As Slow as Possible,
>     <bandregg@redhat.com>      Red Hat, Inc.           As Fast as Necessary."
> 
>   gpg  1024D/19893A19	A8DA 869A 037A C6B5 BF07  AB61 E406 414B 1989 3A19

-- 
Omachonu Ogali
missnglnk@informationwave.net
http://www.informationwave.net





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