David Carmean dlc at
Tue Apr 23 16:03:06 UTC 1996

In a previous message, Paul A Vixie wrote:

> What ISP's can do is stop registering trash domains.  Tell your users to put
> their WWW pages in a domain park of some kind, rather than allocating a TLD
> for every one-person "company" whose scope of operations is a local city or
> neighborhood.

How do you educate the mom-and-pop ISPs and businesses?  If I do this 
now, they just walk two blocks away to the other guys, who will register 
them.  Changing the paradigm probably won't be possible until either 
a technical issue of the impact of prefix-filtering and address allocation 
restrictions forces the issue, or the namespace looks like alphabet soup 
like you mention, and becomes almost a non-differentiated mass.  

The Madison Avenue gang won't like a heirarchical product branding scheme, 
which is probably how they look at domain names now.
> <URL:> is my position in full.

I'd like to, but you've disappeared from all the NAPs!  Been almost an 
hour now:

beach% traceroute
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1 (  3.9 ms  5.464 ms  3.457 ms
 2 (  10.829 ms  9.44 ms  14
.463 ms
 3 (  10.071 ms !H
 *  9.767 ms !H                                                             

David Carmean		WB6YZM		DC574		<dlc at>
	System/Network Administration, Silicon Beach Communications
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