On Tue, Aug 27, 2002 at 13:17 +1200, Michael Newbery wrote:
1. Delegated authority. I.e., choose a few 2LDs and
owners of those got to do the work of administering them.
Any rules they chose to impose were their decision,
subject to the rfc constraints and some guidelines. The
DNS was designed to be a delegated hierarchy.
And govt.nz is a good example of this desirable controlled
While I haven't read the Bank's application, I suspect that
is one of the reasons they want it, not technical, to a
degree not even marketing, or Yellow Pages substitution.
Banks are different, they have exemptions, AFAIK, from the
narrow focus of other "shareholder value" driven entities.
They are *allowed* to consider the "public good" of their
activities and not be sued. Thus a delegated & controlled
domain for them possibly makes sense.
Utilities are different too, but that's more about rates...
I imagine the govt.nz wouldn't be too happy to find
ird.government.nz resolving... as for army.military.nz...
At which point does gov.nz, govern.nz, mcgovern.nz, etc.
I'm not certain I would support bank.nz, but I wouldn't
accept it's existence as a reason to dispose of 2lds.
Meantime, why doesn't the Banker's Association contact Kirk
and start delegating national.bank.co.nz, direct.bank.co.nz
and bypass the bureucracy and delay? Perhaps they have...
Michael Newbery IP Architect
Thanks for the information Michael.
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong
gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
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