NOTE: it's rather odd to have this discussion being crossposted to two
member-posting-only mailing lists. Perhaps it would be better at,
eg, public-consult(a)internetnz.net.nz which was mentioned in the
original announcement that .bank.nz was being raised again.
In message <a0511173fb98fff084e9f(a)[10.0.1.3]>3]>, Andy Gardner writes:
How about this:
Once the SRS is running and has passed tests (tests conceived by someone
other than a baboon), .nz's SLD is opened up to allcomers?
Each time someone proposes a SLD, someone (often several people) raise
the idea of a "free for all" in the SLD space.
What no one has explained to me is: what is so much better
about nationalbank.nz than national.bank.nz or for that matter
than matrix.movie (to pick an example I find
You don't get rid of the name space problem by getting rid of name
spaces; you just move it around. And you move it around so that you end
up with more ad-hoc variations than you would have, if you'd had a SLD.
Not to mention that there are technical advantages from multiple SLDs,
due to the way the DNS was designed (it was designed to be a deep
I should, however, note that (a) I think it should be a lot easier to
get more SLDs (I do think they should be moderated, but I also think a
3-6 month proposal phase is _way_ too long; 3-6 _weeks_ would be
better), and (b) I don't have a major problem with any of the
suggestions I've seen on either nznog or isocnz-members, providing it's
intended there be a moderately logical hierachy underneath it.
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