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Re: Namespace conflicts
- From: Clayton Fiske
- Date: Fri Mar 09 13:33:29 2001
On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 09:21:50AM -0800, Owen DeLong 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
> > Uh, why couldn't the town just use <name>.nj.us or whatever the city specific
> > code was long ago and far way.
> No. However, they could use ci.<name>.nj.us, and that's where I usually go
> if I'm looking for a particular city's web site.
> The reason for this distinction is to support things like:
> ci.alameda.ca.us City of Alameda
> co.alameda.ca.us County of Alameda
> joesshoes.alameda.ca.us Joe's Shoe Shop in Alameda, CA
> etc. There's an RFC that spells all this out (1680 comes to mind, but not
> sure that's the right number).
RFC1480 seems to be the one.