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Re: US Domain -- County Delegations

  • From: Paul Ferguson
  • Date: Tue Aug 01 23:54:30 1995

> This is true for non-geographic markets, but what happens when the Internet
> reaches a size where geographic markets develop?
> In other words, when it makes sense to buy pizza on the Net, won't it make
> sense to revive geographic naming, to serve geographic markets?

There are also organizations, such as ours, which cannot sanely
aggregate traffic on a geographic measure, since a single gateway
to a corporate network (which may span the globe) may be located
in Duluth. We simply cannot sanely assign networks on a geographical
basis. This would be farcical. CIDR'isation in this case would be
on a corporate/organizational level.

In this thread, no one has yet mentoned this particular issue. 

i realize that this has _no_ impact on domain naming, yet it is
indeed an issue which has been overlooked by most providers.

- paul

Paul Ferguson                         
US Sprint                                          tel: 703.689.6828
Managed Network Engineering                   internet: [email protected]
Reston, Virginia  USA