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Re: MEDIA: ICANN rejects .xxx domain
On 5/12/06, Jim Popovitch <[email protected]> wrote:
Elimination of TLDs would in no way mandate that people register domains from one global entity. Today we have multiple entities registering domains back to multiple authorities, why not just have one authority and allow for multiple regional registrars. TLDs just add confusion to everything, and add complexity to the back-end. Perhaps there is a better list to move this discussion to, if someone would point me in that direction I would be glad to check it out.
There is no list to which you could move this "discussion" -- that ship sailed almost 23 years ago (see RFC882 and RFC883). The complexity added by TLDs has one extremely critical good side effect: distribution of load by explicitly avoiding a flat entity namespace. The DNS has a hierarchical namespace for a reason, and arguments to the contrary will convince on the order of sqrt(-1) people. -- -- Todd Vierling <[email protected]> <[email protected]> <[email protected]>