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RE: [wg-b] WG-B Report

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Mark C. Langston [SMTP:mark@bitshift.org]
> Sent:	Wednesday, April 19, 2000 10:20
> To:	Andrew Dalgleish
> Cc:	wg-b@dnso.org
> Subject:	Re: [wg-b] WG-B Report
> On Wed, Apr 19, 2000 at 09:55:55AM +1000, Andrew Dalgleish wrote:
> > [Andrew Dalgleish]  
> > 
> > I agree with practically all of Ellen's comments, but I must point
> this
> > out:
> > 
> > The domain name system provides a one-to-one mapping between a name
> and
> > a domain or site.
> > Trademarks potentially provides a one-to-many mapping between a name
> and
> > multiple products in multiple geographical areas.
> Incorrect.  The DNS system provives a 1:1, many:1, and 1:many mapping
> between IP addresses and domain names, as well as between domain names
> and other domain names.
[Andrew Dalgleish]  

I believe that the primary concern of the IPC is allowing consumers to
find the correct (ie their own) products.
For many casual web surfers, the domain name system is a 1:1 mapping of
product names to web sites.

Round-robin 1:many mappings do not solve the problems with finding the
right site for any given product name.
(I should have added a comment/disclaimer about this.)