Geoff Thompson wrote:
Simon Lyall wrote:
On Thu, 13 Jan 2000, Andy Gardner wrote:
I wonder if I am the only person who thinks of things like
send-me-some-warez-d00d(a)domainz.net.nz everytime I see that address?
It just goes
with the general dumbing-down of the Internet, where NSI now
sells web addresses, rather than domain names.
I'm sure that there have been some pretty dubious RFC's written
in the past by people seeking fame. I definately doesn't mean
that the world has to adopt them all.
I'd hardly call Dave Crocker and Paul Vixie 'dubious RFC authors seeking
But then we'll end up in a discussion about the
of standards, and someone will joke about Microsoft standards,
and then the discussion will turn into......
Just try explaining the address '4service(a)domainz.net.nz' over the phone
to any random clueless person, just once. Suffer through numerous
corrections of any combination of 'for', '4', 'service',
'domain', 'domains', 'domainz', '.net', '.co' and
so on. Wait patiently
through the inevitable half hour diversion into whether or not you can
have a number in an email address. Fume quietly while clueless person
says (in tones of deep distrust), "Well, *I'VE* never seen that before
... are you _sure_?". Notice how the combination of 31337 w4r3z d00d
mailbox name and saccarine pun on 'domains' and 'NZ' makes your job just
that little bit harder than it really needs to be. Curse Domainz.
Contemplate outsourcing all of your DNS services to some third party,
just so you don't have to deal with this sort of crap.
Did I bother sending this??? Geesh.
Heh, I can't believe I bothered replying to it. Slow day at the office.
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