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Username: Jim Fleming
Date/Time: Thu, October 25, 2001 at 10:10 PM GMT
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.5 using Windows 98
Subject: We have to agree to disagree


      We have to agree to disagree

The DNS controls which users get AAAA records and which
get A records. That then determines how the addressing
is formulated. People with native IPv6 systems only care
about AAAA records (setting the A6 aside for the moment).

From what I can tell, the .WEB servers operated by IOD
can not talk to native IPv6 systems. That will open up
an opportunity for any company to serve that market.
Contrary to your incorrect claim of it being an all
or nothing market, it is an incremental market.

If this were the car market where your roots are, this
would be like saying 18 wheelers have been added to the
road. You are making the claim that developing and
selling to the 18 wheeler market can not happen unless
it is also offered to the car owner market. There are
many examples where this is not the case.

Now, one could argue what percentage of the road will be
trucks and what percent will be cars at some future date.
You are of course free (as you have done) to decide, using
this example, to only market .WEB to car owners. Since it
now takes very little to also market to the truck owners
it seems odd that one would not do that, when .WEB has
such a small user group, compared to .BIZ which will be
developed all markets. Maybe that is why .BIZ is in the
legacy roots and .WEB is not ?



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