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Username: Hunter
Date/Time: Sat, November 4, 2000 at 9:46 AM GMT
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.0 using Windows 98
Score: 5
Subject: Multiple people with the same name


A week has passed since I posted a message asking for clarification of how dotNOM would give everyone a unique domain name associated with their name. I am disappointed not to have receieved a response to this as it seems to be a key issue facing anyone proposing to run a personal name registry, and unless dotNOM has a solution that has not been published, is a fundamental flaw in their proposition.

The .i proposal by Sarnoff Corp appears to offer a solution with a proposed personal name format of firstname-middleinitial-lastname.NNNN.i where NNNN is a number from 1 to 9999. This would only offer 10,000 John A Smith's an e-mail address, but that is several orders of magnitude more than dotNOM's proposal can offer, and it acknowledges that there is a fundamental balance to be struck between having an attractive domain name and having universal access.

I would support the .i proposal over dotNOM's proposal as it offers universal access.              


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