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Re: Statements against

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Fri Mar 16 17:16:45 2001

> Removing DNS is kinda the wrong thing. Do *you* want to run NIS? :)

The proposal here is not to _remove_ DNS, it is needed to translate
end-point IDs into transport-level addresses, but rather create a separate
NS hierarchy which has only numeric "names"; and create some
infrastructure around so anyone can come and get a numeric domain. It can
even be made "free" by being subsidized by providers.  My estimate is
about one man-year to get it (and self-registration) up and running.

If that structure is independent from ICANN, it will provide a ground for
experimentation, _and_ safety for those who don't want to see their
business or personal pursuits being harmed because of the present registry
mess.  Actually, services like that already exist, but they are vulnerable
to the same name contention issues.

I.e. what i am saying is that there's a need for contention-free and
stable zone of namespace.  The only way to eliminate contention is to make
names devoid of intrinsic value.  Numeric names are also not a subject to
trademark law, and (not being choosen from a finite dictionary) are not


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