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

Tomas L. Byrnes tomb at byrneit.net
Tue Jul 1 19:25:38 UTC 2008

Shouldn't we take all the ICANNt and DNS Related stuff to


-----Original Message-----
From: Jay R. Ashworth [mailto:jra at baylink.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:48 AM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: what problem are we solving? (was Re: ICANN opens
upPandora's Box of

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.

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