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Username: k.magowan
Date/Time: Fri, November 3, 2000 at 4:01 PM GMT
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Subject: A clean global name space


Directories are a key enabling technology supporting global e-business. Business 'tempo' has increased to a point that in order to compete and succeed you must be able to work effectively in-office, in-someone-elses-office, at home or on-the-move. To leverage the power of the directory in support of a dynamic business environment, it is essential for directory services to be locatable and to interoperate effectively.

The Open Group's Directory Interoperability Forum (DIF) brings together all the key product vendors as well as a range of customers; they have achieved significant progress in providing standards and independently branding products that support interoperability.

The chance of creating and standardising a clean global name space seems too good an opportunity to pass up. The LDAPv3 open standard and LDAP2000 test suite for product branding are fairly well established already. The .dir TLD, as per the proposal, complements the standardisation work that has already been undertaken. It appears to offer an intuitive and easy-to-remember method that people and applications alike can use to locate, access and query public directory services. This could enable both customers and business to find the right person/resource/service at the right time and enable peolple/resources/services to be found (or not disturbed) as their needs or the business dictate.

The potential benefits to commercial businesses as well as those engaged in other types of business (such as military deployments/peacekeeping etc.)are significant. I would, therefore, support this proposal.

K Magowan


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