what problem are we solving? (was Re: ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Jul 1 18:48:24 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 12:04:57PM +0100, Roland Perry wrote:
> In article <20080630212216.GJ8195 at cgi.jachomes.com>, Jay R. Ashworth 
> <jra at baylink.com> writes
> >The Domain Name System is not now, and never has been, away to *find*
> >things, anymore than 123 Elm St, Worcester MA is a way to *find* a
> >house.
> What about "1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA" ?

Or 1 Tech Data Drive, Largo, or 1 Infinite Loop; yeah, there are lots
of good examples of why addresses are random and shouldn't be used to
*locate* things... except as keys into directories.

-- jra
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