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Re: [ga] New Domain Name Solution

Hi Jason:

I don't think that commercial trademarks will want to
see their names in websites of other organizations and

Best Regards

>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
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