US Domain -- County Delegations

Paul A Vixie paul at
Thu Jul 27 14:48:42 UTC 1995

> The whole point of a name space is to make things easier to remember.

This is the old invariant.  It's varied.  I'm still waiting for a proposal
for a hierarchy which will hold 25,000,000 names and still have them all
easy to remember, or easy to guess from external knowledge.

The new "whole point of" the DNS name space is to provide names which change
less often than IP addresses change.  If we could do just that we'd be winning.

> Maybe .com can be split by country that you are incorporated in and in
> the US moved under .us and further split by state of incorporation (or
> state in which you do primary business for unincorporated businesses
> and masquerades).

An excellent idea, in my opinion.

> Perhaps in the US we could also do with a
> requirement that you be listed on that stock exchange (and maybe even
> delagated to the exchange), covering publicly held companies and do
> privately held companies by state if neccesary.

Almost anything that puts depth in the tree is "good".  However, we should
work toward a handful of different top level strategies -- and that hand is
almost full already so we can't add indefinitely.

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