This is a discussion on Re: Reform TLDs - TCP-IP ; D> The TLD (Top Level Domain) Reformation seeks to release EVERY 3 letter D> combination as a working TLD and prohibit all others. And in 376 lines, does not provide one single good reason for actually doing such a daft ...
D> The TLD (Top Level Domain) Reformation seeks to release EVERY 3 letter
D> combination as a working TLD and prohibit all others.
And in 376 lines, does not provide one single good reason for actually
doing such a daft thing.
D> It allows for hyphenation of the TLD according to the same rules of
D> hyphenation in the domain name (no consecutive hyphens and no hyphens
D> to begin or end with (i.e. from .a-a to .z-z).
Those aren't the rules. If you are going to make proposals such as these,
at least read the RFCs and learn how the existing system works beforehand,
so that it is at least clear to others that you know something about what
it is you are trying to reform.
D> For instance co.uk would now become .aaa [...]
Country-specific TLDs are good thing, in part for the very reasons that
Mark outlined. A multi-level hierarchy (rather than the "flat" two-level
hierarchy embodied by this proposal) is also a good thing, and is a
fundamental aspect of the DNS.
This hugely silly, and obviously impractical, idea is typical of the
naivetÚ and foolishness of the entire proposal.
It's also interesting to note that the proposal goes on (and on and on) at
length about the mnemonic value of domain names, yet fails to appreciate
how "co.uk.", "com.au.", and "com.tw." are far easier to remember and to
associate with their respective countries than the randomly selected TLD
names such as "qnf.", "gur.", and "lkw." that this proposal would assign.
D> Despite 18,252 functioning TLDs, the updating process can be easily
D> incorporated into the browsing software [...]
Another na´ve aspect of this proposal is its assumption that Internet
is the World Wide Web.
D> Ideally exposed breasts would not be allowed in the regular .COM
D> business category [...]
I'm just quoting this because it is too bizarre to omit.
D> (for instance .CON being allocated to the Adult Only category because
D> of its use in the French language)
"con." should be allocated to pro-UBM charters for recipient-paid
advertising masquerading as anti-UBM proposals.
D> While contemplating a total of 18,252 possible TLDs as a very large
D> number, it should be remembered that Microsoft pioneered the
D> standardisation of the "dot 3 letters in all cases" combinations for
D> DOS operating system [...]
Actually, what should be remembered are that (a) Microsoft _didn't_ pioneer
the notion of 3-letter filename extensions, and that (b) this has long since
been seen by people (and even by Microsoft) as being a _bad idea_ and thus
one that it is foolish to repeat.