US Domain -- County Delegations

Kent W. England kwe at
Wed Aug 2 03:04:36 UTC 1995

At 4:16 PM 8/1/95, Walter O. Haas wrote:
>My thinking has evolved away from geographically based names...
>the Internet is
>erasing geography, and I think that we would be living in the past if
>we relied too much on geography in naming.  It might make sense for
>"joes-garage" to be a geographically-qualified domain since the market
>for automobile repair is likely to be within a few miles of the business,
>but my little one-man consulting corporation is located in Salt Lake City
>with it's biggest customer in St. Louis.  For a business with essentially
>no geographic barriers, such as mine, it doesn't make much sense to
>include geography in the name regardless of where the corporation is


This is true for non-geographic markets, but what happens when the Internet
reaches a size where geographic markets develop?

In other words, when it makes sense to buy pizza on the Net, won't it make
sense to revive geographic naming, to serve geographic markets?


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