In message <Pine.LNX.4.44.0208271600320.2972-100000(a)wark.lionra.net.nz>nz>, Andy Li
On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Ewen McNeill wrote:
And then someone could build a directory service
over the top of that
offering a one-to-many mapping.
And as Chris pointed out that's (almost) already been done by Google (or
whoever you deem to be search engine of the moment).
Google is the best-substitute-for-a-directory-service which we have at
the moment. It's not exactly ideal.
Your point that we could be focusing on a new directory service is
definitely a good one. Although I personally think if we're going to
take that approach to a logical conclusion we should completely devalue
domain names (making them provider assigned arbitrary strings) to take
the rest of the argument out of them. Half-measures seem like a recipie
for additional problems.
Imagine this debate being held over 0800 numbers:
Except that the other prefixes that you talk about are purely arbitrary
in the 0800-etc case, and the second level domain suffixes being
suggested here are at least somewhat meaningful divisons.
The equivilent to suggesting 801, 802, et al (which incidentally do
exist in another form, viz 0800, 0508, in NZ, and others in the US)
would be someone suggesting co1.nz, co2.nz, co3.nz etc.
I don't think anyone's seriously suggested co1.nz yet.
Also nice to note the categories before and after
BANKS: Balloons-Hot Air
and Banners. There's some food for thought in the Yellow Pages categories.
And the justification would be the same as that of the
banks. And of
course 'celts.nz' can use many of the arguments put forward by 'maori.nz'.
And celts.nz has my support. When are you submitting the proposal?
I'll pledge $10 towards the $1000 fee for celts.nz as well (I've already
pledged $10 for geeks.nz for Dean).
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