> This is true for non-geographic markets, but what happens when the Internet
> reaches a size where geographic markets develop?
> In other words, when it makes sense to buy pizza on the Net, won't it make
> sense to revive geographic naming, to serve geographic markets?
There are also organizations, such as ours, which cannot sanely
aggregate traffic on a geographic measure, since a single gateway
to a corporate network (which may span the globe) may be located
in Duluth. We simply cannot sanely assign networks on a geographical
basis. This would be farcical. CIDR'isation in this case would be
on a corporate/organizational level.
In this thread, no one has yet mentoned this particular issue.
i realize that this has _no_ impact on domain naming, yet it is
indeed an issue which has been overlooked by most providers.
Check the followup on bigz.
The summary is that the container is not the thing contained.