Interesting new dns failures
tim at pelican.org
Mon May 21 21:19:06 UTC 2007
Stewart Honsberger wrote:
> Which is why new TLDs like .xxx et al. are redundant. I can see that
> becoming a haven for vanity domains.
It gets worse.
In a previous life, I had the job of de-bunking^Wevaluating whichever
bunch of alt-root snake-oil salesmen had managed to get an audience with
our CTO with the pitch that it would be absolutely brilliant if everyone
could just invent their own TLD.
"Just imagine - Fooboz could own .fooboz, then they could have
sales.fooboz, support.fooboz, widgets.fooboz..."
"You know sales.fooboz.com, www.sales.fooboz.com, and
www.fooboz.com/sales all work today, right?"
Added to that their own panel of "Internet experts" to decide if a given
Fooboz out of 47 (last time I checked) potential trade-mark holders on
'fooboz' and countless possible companies of the same name has the
*real* claim on the .fooboz TLD.
Feh. That way lies madness.
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