oh, for goodness' sake.

Jay R. Ashworth jra at scfn.thpl.lib.fl.us
Thu Apr 9 00:24:02 UTC 1998

On Wed, Apr 08, 1998 at 08:30:07AM -0700, Dave Crocker wrote:
> At 11:44 PM 4/7/98 -0700, Michael Dillon wrote:
> >services (not the web server) to another TLD. Perhaps it should be
> >whois.ripe.int? Since the IPv6 equivalent of in-addr.arpa lives in .INT
> >this makes sense to me.
> I think that placing such critical domain references under .INT is a
> reasonable idea.
> However, RIPE isn't a treaty organization and the rules for new .INT names
> is pretty specific.  And IANA is rather careful about following the rules.  
> Jon Postel's directive is that any proposal needs to have very precise
> rules, so the first step in getting groups like RIPE authorized under .INT
> is to write a set of rules that will mechanically determine who is authorized.
> Perhaps a place to start is by qualifying any organization that has
> administrative or operations responsibilities directly assigned by IANA.

Actually, IMAO, the proper place to start is by stringing up whomeever
thought it would be a good idea to make .NET commercial by the balls,
and using it for what it was designed for.

-- jra
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