US Domain -- County Delegations

Michael Dillon michael at
Thu Jul 27 16:17:24 UTC 1995

On Thu, 27 Jul 1995, Paul A Vixie wrote:

> > what's good about a geographic/city split anyway?), why not have
> Top level geographies are most likely to map to organizations willing to
> maintain subdelegations.  Other than that, it's all arbitrary other than
> that it's necessary to have a deep tree.
> I already know that U.S. companies put under states are going to feel
> overspecified.  I can already hear the reasons why IBM.COM.NY.US is
> supposedly "wrong" since IBM is a nationwide, no, worldwide company.

In the .ca domain, companies with offices in two or more provinces can 
have a top level name, i.e. With offices in two or more cities in 
a single province they can have a name at the next level, i.e.
If they are in one city only, their name must include the city as in

> When 25,000,000 companies have domain names, there will be at least three
> labels in most of those top level names.  It cannot be helped.

You could use a system similar to .ca which allows you to remove nonsense 
geographic labels but still elegantly handles the millions of small 
businesses with presence in a single town.

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