why same names, was Re: NANOG 40 agenda posted

Edward Lewis Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Tue May 29 19:11:33 UTC 2007

At 12:01 -0700 5/29/07, David Conrad wrote:

>What a horrible idea.  Applications automatically pre- or appending crap to
>domain name labels shouldn't be done, period.

I won't argue that, but it happens.

And I do make use of it.  When I am back from a trip I type in 
"dilbert" and see the comic appear.  The next time I type in "d" and 
my browswer fills in the whole URL.

>The IPv6 Internet is a different network than the IPv4 Internet.
>Same names invites confusion and unhappiness.

Hmmm, I draw the opposite conclusion.  The network layers are 
different but the service ends are the same, so I would prefer the 

If you want to read Dilbert on-line and I tell you that it is 
available at a certain URL, would you rather I give you 
"http://www.dilbert.com" or that I send you "if you use IPv4 then 
http://www.dilbert.com" else if you use IPv6 then 
http://www6.dilbert.com else buy a newspaper"?

Edward Lewis                                                +1-571-434-5468

Sarcasm doesn't scale.

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