To Whom It May Concern: Comments and suggestions re: "name collision"
Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Glen Gulyas (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/glen-gulyas/6/263/b8a) - and via various sources I have been kept abreast of your proposed approach to expansion and would like to offer some comments, some observations and - with humility - some advice. My career has spanned both the consumer and enterprise sides of the technology market with a strong emphasis on security and enterprise solutions. While I see domain additions as beneficial long-term, I believe that it could very well wreak havoc on entire populations of enterprise users and small businesses - costing massive sums of time and money. My experience in these types of shifts or "re-directions" need careful disaster planning and sample population testing or results can be catastrophic. Case in point, I once worked on a deployment for the US Post office that involved 70,000 workstations. They had a VERY sophisticated system to add new functions to the desktop, upgrade software, etc. It was called Gold Tape. It was a 3 stage process of review and distribution of new tools and technology to the desktop. It worked about 40% of the time. Please don't underestimate the potential impact of business of a bunch of local strings suddenly resolving on the public internet. This could be huge and raise the ire of many. Needless to say this was a "closed" environment and risks/damage can increase exponentially in the mainstream. From the security perspective, the increased opportunity for systems to be breached in the chaos that could ensue could set back years of time spent to develop sophisticated solutions designed to protect closed environments and cost billions of dollars to repair - if they could be repaired at all. I would be interested in seeing more details of your implementation plans and your processes for working with companies and "communities of companies" who may be affected by these expansions. Finally for the advice: I would strongly recommend that you commission a sizable representative "beta" group comprised of data center/cloud providers, enterprise services companies specializing in managing networks and building/deploying intranet solutions and businesses who are "members of communities" or who create communities within their ranks. Thank you for taking the time to review my email and I hope this helps you all deliver a better solution to the industry and every user. warm regards, Glen D. Gulyas Affinity Discount Stores, Inc. <mailto:glen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> glen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 202-390-1000