[LINK] Re: .asn.au Domain Name Registrations (fwd)
Wed, 31 Oct 2001 22:05:09 +0800 (WST)
On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Malcolm Miles wrote:
> >BTW, one of the reasons there's bugger all registrations under id.au at
> >the moment is that the users are forced to register their domains at the
> >fourth level - e.g. xxx.fauna.id.au. There just ain't no demand for
> >domains at that level.
The reason this was done was because it was easy to split .id.au into
manageable domain spaces that a single individual could provide time and
infrastructure to maintain with ease. Once a .id.au zone got too big for a
that person to handle or to provide resources for without major cost, the
zone was to be closed to further registrations.
But I agree, it would be much nicer to have .id.au registrations rather
than .*.id.au registrations.
> Perhaps we just give everyone a number at the third level eg:
> 123456.id.au. Blocks of numbers could be allocated to each id
To me that's starting to defeat the purpose of the domain name system.
DNS's whole idea is that human's prefer names while your network needs
Nice idea though - but plenty of other ways to skin a cat.
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