In a previous message, Paul A Vixie wrote:


What ISP's can do is stop registering trash domains. Tell your users to put
their WWW pages in a domain park of some kind, rather than allocating a TLD
for every one-person "company" whose scope of operations is a local city or

How do you educate the mom-and-pop ISPs and businesses? If I do this
now, they just walk two blocks away to the other guys, who will register
them. Changing the paradigm probably won't be possible until either
a technical issue of the impact of prefix-filtering and address allocation
restrictions forces the issue, or the namespace looks like alphabet soup
like you mention, and becomes almost a non-differentiated mass.

The Madison Avenue gang won't like a heirarchical product branding scheme,
which is probably how they look at domain names now.

<URL:> is my position in full.

I'd like to, but you've disappeared from all the NAPs! Been almost an
hour now:

beach% traceroute
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 ( 3.9 ms 5.464 ms 3.457 ms
2 ( 10.829 ms 9.44 ms 14
.463 ms
3 ( 10.071 ms !H
* 9.767 ms !H