What DNS Is Not

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Tue Nov 10 00:32:21 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 06:24:52PM -0500, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> On Nov 9, 2009, at 3:00 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
> >i loved the henry ford analogy -- but i think henry ford would have  
> >said that
> >the automatic transmission was a huge step forward since he wanted  
> >everybody
> >to have a car.  i can't think of anything that's happened in the  
> >automobile
> >market that henry ford wouldn't've wished he'd thought of.
> >
> >i knew that the "incoherent DNS" market would rise up on its hind  
> >legs and
> >say all kinds of things in its defense against the ACM Queue  
> >article, and i'm
> >not going to engage with every such speaker.
> Paul: I completely agree with you that putting wildcards into the  
> roots, GTLDs, CCTLDs, etc. is a Bad Idea and should be squashed.   
> Users have little (no?) choice on their TLDs.  Stopping those is a  
> Good Thing, IMHO.
> However, I own a domain (or couple hundred :).  I have a wildcard on  
> my domain.  I point it where I want.  I feel not the slightest twinge  
> of guilt at this.  Do you think this is a Bad Thing, or should this be  
> allowed?

	notbeing Paul, its rude of me to respond - yet you posted this
	to a public list ... so here goes.

	Why do you find your behaviour in your domains acceptable and yet the
	same behaviour in others zones to be "a Bad Thing" and should be stopped?


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