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[ga-full] Re: [IFWP] Top level domain space - a new approach to organization
Joe and all assembly members,
All very good points here Joe, I tend to agree..
!Dr. Joe Baptista wrote:
> I'd like to make a suggestion here which seems to have evaded the
> majority. All the talk about top level domains is missing some FACTS -
> and FACTS are important.
> 1) FACT - as dot.com has shown the world, it is possible to incorporate
> the english dictionary into the domain space. This is a technical
> FACT. The domain name system can also support other language dictionaries,
> including non-english alaphabets (international domain names).
> 2) FACT - the sole purpose of domain names is to assist users in
> navigating the net. At this time a domain name which looks something like
> http://loveyou.com/ or http://iwantmymommy.com
> could be represented as:
> http://love.you/ http://i.want.my.mommy/
> Which one looks better - which one would be easier to use? That's a
> matter of choice. A user choice. Unfortunately ICANN is against user
> 3) FACT - ICANN is not the only game in town, others run root servers and
> ICANN can lose it's control of the root to others, which has already
> happened - examples;
> With these FACTS in hand we can conclude that the domain name system is
> capable of supporting natural language - so in principle a user does not
> need to be restricted to a limited namespace. URL's can be setup in much
> the same way as we use natural language. That is a technical FACT.
> We can also conclude that if ICANN refuses .union, there are other
> options and maybe those should be explored.
> I suggest that the operators of .union - or any other tld operator take
> the time to pursue ICANN for listing - but it would be prudent to setup
> the registry operations now and list it with an alternate root server
> authorities instead of waiting for the holy blessing of mother ICANN.
> Joe Baptista
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