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Username: Gervas
Date/Time: Wed, November 1, 2000 at 5:01 PM GMT
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Subject: Numeric domain names

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      As regards the proposal that domain names should be in the form of telephone numbers, this idea has certain inherent flaws, to whit:
[1]Telephone numbers change as do area code structures

[2]Not everyone wishes to publicise their telephone number (particularly if they are ex-directory!)

[3] Telephone numbers are usually random numeric strings and therefore not naturally easy to remember or associate.  Why else would all that work have gone into the X.500 standard?

[4] Many organisations and subscribers have more than one number associated with them.

[5] It took me about two minutes to come up with these objections.  The idea would thus seem rather vulnerable.


 


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