Well, first of all, I don't think that the .ie rules and regs are ridiculous.
Sometimes badly managed, but not ridiculous. I don't agree with some of them,
but I do agree with the majority. They're there for our protection, and since
the .ie namespace is quite small, it's something that should be possible to
Unfortunately, too many cases slip through the net. The ebay.ie dom is another
example - fairly recent as far as I can see - that should never have been
allowed through. I think a major concern here, and I guess I should post this on
the IEDR list aswell - is that the IEDR should either set up systems to
implement the rules to the letter, or change them until they're able to.
Anyway, getting back to the original enquiry, I have my doubts about .eu being
set up as a managed registry. I think that considering the size of the
namespace, they probably won't bother with it. I also wonder if they will have a
special period when it's first opened up, for businesses to register their
trademarks, like the new gTLD's. I'm not sure I agree with that. Neither am I
sure I don't. It's all very dodgy, and I'd hate to be the people trying to
implement it. All that being said, it's a good idea, and way overdue.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of Noel
> Sent: 11 May 2000 10:15
> To: 'kevin lyda'; ilug at linux.ie> Subject: RE: [ILUG] [ot] .eu...
>>> What I found strange was, last time I was at one of those computer shows in
> the RDS, it was an internet show that did useful stuff during the week and
> wen't int luser mode for the weekend, there was a company there who had
> bought up most of the town names in the country and you could registery your
> email and account with them. I just remember looking at local places like
> ennistymon.ie and lisdoonvarna.ie and wondering how they managed to do that.
> Sounds like your boss got jerked around or else these jokers had already
> registered the name. I'll say right now if someone connected with that
> organisation is on the list that I was just personally unimpressed by the
> whole system as I think that those sorts of domains should be left as an
> option for the town in question to register and, if not, then OK give it to
> industry. I think that no company should be allowed to register half the
> town names in Ireland for its own use. Sounds like bad domain management
> bound to lead to problems down the line.
>> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: kevin lyda [mailto:kevin at suberic.net]
> > Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2000 10:06 AM
> > To: ilug at linux.ie> > Subject: [ILUG] [ot] .eu...
> > so, any word about this new .eu domain? will it have the same
> > ridiculous restrictions as .ie?
> > (case in point: i actually work for doolin technologies, not
> > itg. when
> > my boss tried to get a domain name he was offered
> > doolintechnologies.ie. gee can we get all the misspellings too?
> > doolin.ie is not an option - it's the name of a place. how
> > can they be
> > this anal and yet still not have subdomains?!)
> > kevin
> > --
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> > fork()'ed on 37058400 made a deal: if she'd stop hookin', i'd stop
> > meatspace place: home shootin' people. maybe we were aiming high."
> > --porter, "payback"
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