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Re: [ga] New Domain Name Solution
I don't think that commercial trademarks will want to
see their names in websites of other organizations and
>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
>Again from the DNSO GA mailing list, I would appreciate
>suggestions on the more appropriate venue to forward the
>Jason Glazer, P.E.
>GARD Analytics, Inc.
>1028 Busse Highway
>Park Ridge, IL 60068
>Phone: (847) 698 - 5686 FAX: 5600
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