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Subject: Re: UKNM: What if it's all shite? (was .TV)
From: Sam Michel
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 13:26:41 +0100

Why is DNS so bad? Admittedly, it's not perfect, but consider the other
system we have for connecting to remote sites - telephone numbers - it's a
bit more friendly than an 11 digit number.

At 10:07 26/10/00 +0100, Ray Taylor wrote:
>Danny O'Brien <dannyatspesh [dot] com> asks:
> > What alternative are you after, Ray?
>Dunno, mate! And it was Tim's idea, not mine, any views, Tim? I don't know
>enough about how DNS works to suggest an alternative. Somebody cleverer
>me would need to answer that one. Any offers?
> > The best solution, it seems to me, is opening up the registrar
> > market, and allowing a free market in top-level domains, as
> > proposed by Karl Auerbach. That way, you'll get price
> > competition in the TLD market, and the entirely artificial
> > trademark controversy (created by the spurious perception
> > of scarcity in the DNS namespace) will dissappear of its own accord.
>I'd vote for that.

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