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[ga] New Domain Name Solution

I apologize in advance because I know this is not the 
correct forum for my suggestion but I was hoping someone 
could give me advice on someones e-mail or a list that 
would be more appropriate.  

I have thought of a new, perhaps novel, solution to the 
domain name conflict issue that eliminates the need to add 
any additional top-level domains.  The solution is to allow 
_multiple_ entities to register the _same_ domain name.  
The domain name service would return not just one but 
multiple IP addresses for the domain.  Each site would have 
an additional file in the root directory called desc.txt 
that would contain a short (500 character) description of 
the site.  This is similar to the robot.txt file that many 
sites have now.  The client program would request these 
files whenever multiple IP addresses are returned from the 
domain name service.  The client program would display the 
desc.txt files one after another with a link to select the 
one the user desires.  For requests at other than the root, 
the client program would see if both sites contain that 
directory or file and go directly to that site if it is 
unique otherwise would display the same "choice" screen.  
This approach has some advantages:

  It is bottom up - similar to the ethics of the internet, 
their is no central control and instead the users and the 
site owners are empowered.

  It fits the physical world model - the fact that multiple 
organizations use the same name does not cause problems in 
the physical world because only one of them is really what 
people are looking for and when confused the people get 
information and they make the decision.

  It avoids conflict - disputes are eliminated since as 
many people who want a specific domain name can use it.

The approach has some problems:

  New client software - current client software does not 
handle getting multiple IP addresses as a response.  Given 
the revision speed of the internet this could be eliminated 

  New servers software - again software modifications are 

  New conflicts - sites that are imitation sites could try 
to fool people into choosing a them instead of their well 
known competitor.  This sounds like an appropriate venue 
for trademark disputes and libel disputes which are going 
to happen no matter what.  In addition, third parties may 
get into the act by certifying competing sites and making a 
list of imitation sites.  Again, the market can find the 

I think this idea has merit and I welcome any suggestions 
or questions.  

Again from the DNSO GA mailing list, I would appreciate 
suggestions on the more appropriate venue to forward the 

Thank you,

Jason Glazer, P.E.
GARD Analytics, Inc.
1028 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: (847) 698 - 5686   FAX: 5600