Interesting new dns failures

Chris L. Morrow christopher.morrow at
Mon May 21 14:26:33 UTC 2007

On Mon, 21 May 2007 Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:

> On Mon, 21 May 2007 10:38:56 -0000, bmanning at said:
> > 	if you can get concensus to remove .com, i'm sure the roots would
> > 	be willing to help out.
> Whose bright idea *was* it to design a tree-hierarchical structure, and then
> dump essentially all 140 million entries under the same node, anyhow? :)
> I'll bet a large pizza that 90% or more could be relocated to a more
> appropriate location in the DNS tree, and nobody except the domain holder
> and less than a dozen other people will notice/care in the slightest. Now

There's an interesting read from NRIC about this problem: "Signposts on
the information superhighway" I think it's called. Essentially no one
aside from propeller-head folks understand that there is something aside
from 'com' :( take, for example, discussions inside the company formerly
known as uunet about email addresses: "Yes, you can email me at
chris at", "", "no,", "", "nope, just". Admittedly it was with sales/marketting folks, but still :(

I wonder how the .de or .uk folks see things? Is the same true elsewhere?


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