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||Tue, October 24, 2000 at 7:45 AM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.01 using Windows NT 5.0
||Not very well-thought
I agree when you say|
>The basic problem of people
with identical names
>has not been circumvented. Simply adding numbers
a first name i.e. Bob2.Smith.pid destroys the
>consistent structure that the rest
of the domain
>seeks to apply.
I see no use in having my first name combined
with numbers, I'm not John1234, I'm John and stop.. I would not spend any money for
such a name, and I think most people would do the same, or perhaps register such
a name and then go on using their plain old email address.
>The communicative features
of the application
>are interesting and innovative but can be
using contemporary e-mail.
>addresses / structures.
Why bother having a PID
when one has a good email address she can redirect to whatever media she wants..
to other email, forward to a virtual fax, to a mobile phone.. We already have plenty
of ways for managing our email in virtually unlimited ways, even with Open Source
and free software.. why should we pay for a registrar to do this for us using proprietary
processes and technology?
Also, keep in mind that Dada s.p.a. proved one of the
worst registrar for .it (Italian) domains, letting people wait for more than three
months for an .it domain to be registered (while others were registering in 20/25
days, in the first half of 2000) because they could not contact the registrant..
maybe they're supporting the PID so they could have no more those problems.. quite
I wonder how they could manage PIDs for the whole world, or
coordinate a bulk of registrars that do that.. perhaps you'll end up paying for a
PID today, and see it registered (maybe with errors, it also happened to me..) three
years later.. not bad.. I'll stick with my good .org, registered in 10 minutes, and
print that on my business cards.. no one will miss my mailbox.. even without PID..
flood everybody with a lot of ads, but seem to have an inadequate structure to handle
what they promise.. Also, I would expect a company to propose a detailed technical
overview to the world before starting flooding with PID ads.. but the official site
has no more than a silly and uninforming ad.. do they think we're all blind buyers
out here..? There are still a lot of people with a good technological understanding,
and with committment to Open Source and not willing to let a central company handle
everything on the Net, a la Big Brother..
Also, we're quite tired of company considering
security issues as an after thought.. where is the security and privacy plan for
this TLD..? Oh, how could they have that if they don't know what a "port scanning"
is when you report you had one from their dialup network..? What about DNSSEC, and
other relevant security issues?
Dada could always register something like mypid.net
and use that as TLD.
- .pid Application by DADA Spa Moderator, October 7 @ 10:08 PM (13/22)
- Good idea willy, November 5 @ 11:18 PM (0/0)
- Questionable financial capabilities griffiths, November 5 @ 4:53 PM (0/0)
- an interesting idea ocraml, November 5 @ 1:40 AM (0/0)
- Many people with the same name hunter, November 4 @ 1:13 PM (1/1)
- Never heard/seen a more stupid idea Lou, November 2 @ 10:36 PM (2/2)
- innovation idea dargento, November 1 @ 1:38 PM (0/0)
- let's get free corbetta, October 26 @ 8:31 AM (0/0)
- too many ........ Perito Gaudi, October 25 @ 1:27 PM (0/0)
- Problem to be solved jweb, October 20 @ 12:25 AM (1/2)
- Not very well-thought sw, October 24 @ 7:45 AM (1/1)
- Proposition to ICANN, Applicants & Internet Community Pistoff, October 18 @ 6:32 PM (0/0)
- a PID for both physical and digital space Marco Brizzi, October 18 @ 2:59 PM (0/0)
- .pid, a real World-on-Web application TheWizard, October 17 @ 11:41 AM (0/0)
- More Info silvia, October 14 @ 8:38 AM (4/4)