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Re: (was: Root Server DDoS Attack: What The Media Did Not Tell You)

2002-12-02 10:26:05
On Sat, 30 Nov 2002 16:57:20 +0100, Marc Schneiders said:

It would make long domain names of the type obsolete.

Why? unless you manage to get 'cheaper.' as a TLD, and create the name
as - or am I missing something?

                                          Using domains will become

Empirical evidence indicates the biggest problem is finding the 1 out of 41M
.com domains and avoiding all the typosquatters...

        Less load on nameservers (incl. tld servers) because of

See the NANOG url I posted yesterday - 98% of the TLD load is borked, and
nothing we do about this will address the issues (in fact, if anything, the
traffic for that part of the 98% due to non-caching will increase).

        That is just on a practical level. Other improvements
(probably off topic here) include lower prices, breaking of a cartel.

Notice that you don't get the lower prices and cartel breaking by increasing
the number of domains, you get it by increasing the number of registrars.

                                Valdis Kletnieks
                                Computer Systems Senior Engineer
                                Virginia Tech

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