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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,
> <email@example.com> Red Hat, Inc. As Fast as Necessary."
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