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Re: GSM Association and NeuStar Sign Agreement to Offer Root DNS Services

  • From: Niels Bakker
  • Date: Fri Sep 30 08:35:15 2005


It is not a public root and it is not available over the internet either
A closed service  available solely over  the gprs network
* brandon@rd.bbc.co.uk (Brandon Butterworth) [Fri 30 Sep 2005, 12:55 CEST]:
Until the users want to access the same stuff from their PC and they petition for it to be in the public root too

To the public if it looks like internet they expect it to work like internet
You are misunderstanding. The data in .gprs is used by infrastructure in the GSM networks to decide where a user's home station is. End users have no way of interacting with this infrastructure (beyond turning on their phones outside their home country).

When a user "surfs the internet" from their handheld device they get the real Internet, not some walled garden that has .gprs.


-- Niels.




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