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Re: ICANN - The Case for Replacing its Management

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Tue Feb 26 21:03:44 2002

On Tue, 26 Feb 2002 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:

> On Tue, 26 Feb 2002 01:36:31 PST, Vadim Antonov said:
> 
> > 1) first-come first-served registration
> 
> Unfortunately, the concept is totally borked right here, mostly
> because of the use of DNS as a yellow-pages.  Two companies that own
> trademarks in different fields of business both have to register under
> .COM (ok, so they *could* register under .US - hah), with the obvious
> outcomes we've known to love and enjoy (Anybody remember who the
> *original* owner of abc.com was?)
> 
> There's no way you can pile 23 million (or however many it is now) things
> into one level of namespace and actually expect people to play nicely.

Yep, I agree.  Replacing DNS completely with hyperlinks from various 
directories would be a good thing.  But, unfortunately, most of the 
existing software won't work w/o DNS.

--vadim





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