US Domain -- County Delegations

bmanning at ISI.EDU bmanning at ISI.EDU
Wed Aug 2 07:31:05 UTC 1995

> > 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?
> >
> There are also organizations, such as ours, which cannot sanely
> aggregate traffic on a geographic measure, since a single gateway
> to a corporate network (which may span the globe) may be located
> in Duluth. We simply cannot sanely assign networks on a geographical
> basis. This would be farcical. CIDR'isation in this case would be
> on a corporate/organizational level.
> In this thread, no one has yet mentoned this particular issue. 
> i realize that this has _no_ impact on domain naming, yet it is
> indeed an issue which has been overlooked by most providers.
> - paul

Check the followup on bigz.

The summary is that the container is not the thing contained. 


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