> > Anyway, I don't think the .ie namespace is big
> > enough to justify second-levels.
>> although it will be soon -- that's the essence of future-proofing, and
> DNS is not going away any time soon.
Very true Justin, I just think myself that even if all the business,
organisations and people in Ireland registered domain names*, plain ol' .ie
should be able to handle it. In all honesty though, I'm still pretty much
undecided about second-levels - there's good arguments for and against, yours
being and example of a good point for. But I think the IEDR should not even
consider it until they can administer the top-levels correctly. My apologies to
the IEDR peeps on the list if that seems somewhat unfair, but I think it's
true - whatever the reasons, it doesn't seem to be working as well as it should
do. None of the registries are really.
Hang on, am I on the right list? Shouldn't this whole thread be on IEDR-FORUM,
and isn't this whole discussion being wasted here, instead of being put to good
use on IEDR-FORUM?
* Which I really don't think will ever happen. Even if you look somewhat fuzzily
into the future, there may be a time when *everyone* is assigned some kind of
"unique network identifier". But the DNS (and IP) was flawed almost from the
beginning, because of Moore's law**, so (hopefully) by then the technologies
will have changed completely. And even at that, not everyone will use it.
** For the pedants: As applied to the net. ("That's illogical Captain.")
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