07-04-97 Electronic Filings on Internet Domain Names

Number: 35
From:      <FoxxMulder@aol.com>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/4/97 5:04pm
Subject:   Domain Name Discussion

It is my opinion that any future domain name registration and database
service should be a non-profit corporation with it's controlling board made
up by appointees of the backbone owners and any online service, ISP, or
internet software developer over a pre-determined size.  There should also be
several seats representing the universities, secondary schools and general
internet using public.  Giving control of such a lucrative business to a
for-profit company will make the system even more political and the end-user
will not be served.

The NSF should take the ball on this to make sure the organization is above
board and fair to everyone involved.  

Jerry Jones
263 Dempsey Way
Orlando, Florida 32835

Number: 36
From:      J Richard Daub <oldfolks@mail.oldfolks.com>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/4/97 3:06pm
Subject:   Domain names

>Date: Fri, 04 Jul 1997 10:19:04 -0500
>From: Enter Your Name Here user@nantucket.net>
>MIME-Version: 1.0
>To: dns@ntia.doc.gov
>CC: jrdaub@oldfolks.com
>Subject: Domain names
>X-URL: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/dn5add.htm
>                      Any change, alteration or abandonment of  a security
>of domain
>names  such as InterNic will render ALL domain names USELESS.
>        Registered domain names are as the trademark or copyright of the
>holder of that particular domain name.
>J Richard Daub

Number: 37
From:      Thomas Cameron <tcameron@three-sixteen.com>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/4/97 2:08pm
Subject:   DNS Naming after InterNIC 

Why not have a random slection between say, the 10 best suited ISP's (in
technical capabilities) of registration duties?  

For instance, every year or two years, an independant council made up of
industry professionals (from perhaps IEEE and maybe educational
facilities, consumer groups, etc.) would evaluate the ISP's that were
interested in the domain registration business.  They would come up with
a list of the top 10 or 20.  Those would go into a lottery style

That way, there is no way to cry "favoritism."  No one company gets all
the profits from registration fees.  It would involve changing the
top-level DNS servers once every one or two years, but that is a
relatively straight-forward task.

Just a thought.

Thomas Cameron, CNE, MCP
Three-Sixteen Technical Services, Inc.


Number: 38
From:      Theuer, Scott <scotttheuer@pathway.net>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/4/97 11:40am
Subject:   Domain name system

Please consider these comments when deciding the future of the domain name

1) Regardless of the system in place, it is imperative that hoarding and
hawking domain names  be made illegal. Names already hoarded should be
released at cost back to whatever authority ends up with responsibility for
domain issuance.

2) No additions should be made to the current number of top level domains.
The confusion that will result from multiple companies with the same name
(i.e.: acme.com, acme.web, acme.bus, etc) will effectively render domains
unusable when a user is attempting to find a company online

Thanks you,

Scott Theuer

Number: 39
From:      Enter Your Name Here <user@nantucket.net>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/4/97 11:19am
Subject:   Domain names

                Any change, alteration or abandonment of  a security of domain 
names  such as InterNic will render ALL domain names USELESS.
          Registered domain names are as the trademark or copyright of the 
holder of that particular domain name.

JRichard Daub

CC:        NTIADC40.SMTP40("jrdaub@oldfolks.com")

Number: 40
From:      "Starr L. Pierce" <starr77@primenet.com>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/4/97 11:05am
Subject:   Electronic Filing of Comments on Internet Domain Names

Appropriate Principles, a: I agree.  b: I disagree.  c: Absolutely.  d:
Yes.  e: It should be what it is.  We should not try and control it.
The internet will evolve on it's own. f: A framework 'will' develop on
it's own.

General/Organizational Framework Issues, Point #5: No, I do not think
that .com should be retired.  As for the rest, a little to technical for

Creation of New gTLDs, No comment.

Policies for Registries, #15: Absolutely, a gTLD registrar have
exclusive control over a particular gTLD.

Trademark Issues, Ok, your not going to like this, but trademark names
have no place on the internet.  most ppl will not violate trademark
names.  only a select few.  those that do are usually out for a buck.
that's life.  there can be NO control over trademarks on the internet.
let it be self governing.  thank you.

I know that  I didn't fully answer all of your questions, but I hope
that this reply will assist in some way.  Many of the topics are to
technical for me.  I am just a average 'puter user that's been ion the
internet for a few yr..  I don't have a technical or computer
background.  I hope this helps.


Starr L. Pierce

Number: 41
From:      Jack Scheinuk <scheinuk@ix.netcom.com>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/4/97 10:41am
Subject:   Comments re E28

Jack Scheinuk, P.E.
7927 Maple St., New Orleans LA 70118
Tel: 504-866-1221  -  Fax: 504-866-1258

CC:        NTIADC40.SMTP40("tmc@ix.netcom.com")

Owners of existing second-level names may have substantial investment in
such names. 

Therefore, I recommend that there be a provision for name reservation or
"pre-registration", prior to the time new gTLDs are functional, to allow
second-level name owners the opportunity to register their existing
second-level names under new gTLDs. 

For example, there could be a window of time of 120 days from the time
each new gTLD become functional to allow present name owners to register
existing second-level names under such new gTLD. 

As second-level owners can be considered to have knowledge about this
subject generally, I also propose that it be the responsibility of the
existing name owners to be aware of the time of availability of each new
gTLD and, if desired, to register within the reserved period. 

From:      Jill Ferguson <jillferg@home.cynet.net>
To:        "'dns@ntia.doc.gov'" <dns@ntia.doc.gov>
Date:      7/4/97 10:08am
Subject:   domain names

There is definitely a need for more domain suffixes, as that would better
help to describe the category of the domain.  As far as the domain names
themselves, it should be done the same way that a business name is chosen. 
You submit the name, and if nobody else is using it, then it's yours.  An
organization would be necessary to govern that aspect, but any type of
government control or monopoly type control beyond that would be
ludicrous.  The internet belongs to the people of the world.  It's
probably the only thing left that does!  I believe that's why the
government fears it. 

Visit my website, "Crazylady's Lair", at http://www.cynet.net/crazylady/ 
and sign my guestbook!

From:      Elizabeth Agawa <miko@wenet.net>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/4/97 10:00am
Subject:   future of domain names

A suggestion regarding structure of domain names is to get rid of
personal home pages ending with ".com." Most are literally personal,
mostly nonsensical and with no redeeming value to the general 'net
community. Take all of these and rename them something like .duh or .per

I have been on line for about 2 years now. I am the webmaster for my
company's web site (http://www.infointf.com) and I use the Internet
daily for information that helps run our business. Using the Internet as
a business tool I book travel, look up reference info, do research, buy
product and use e-mail.

Perhaps if some of the junk on the 'Net was cleaned up and put in its
own area it would become less congested and easier to access.


Elizabeth Agawa

From:      Gerry Owen <gowen@sundial.net>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/4/97 5:51am
Subject:   Domain Names

Keep all facets of government completely OUT of trying to "help"
internet.  If government has a burning need to help any worse than they
are now, they could explore moving to Russia and leaving us alone..

Sign me Sick of government meddling

From:      "John Driscoll" <jfd@prime-x.net>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/4/97 3:07am
Subject:   Internet Domain Registration

Dear NTIA;

As the owner of a small Internet Service Provider business in Wakefield,
MA, I'd like to express my opinion on the future of domain name
registrations in th U.S.A.

I am strongly against giving control of this vital interest to an
unelected, non-representative organization from another country. While I
agree that the domain name system needs some improvement, I believe it is
better addressed by American interests, at least as far as American
businesses are concerned.

My two cents...

John Driscoll
Prime Connections, Inc.

From:      "Tim S." <tims@oneimage.com>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/4/97 2:45am
Subject:   Request for comment on admin of domain name regist

Comments for:
Request for comments on administration of the Domian Name Services

It is my opinion that the U.S. government should completely and
permanently withdraw any participation or influence over any and all
aspects of the Internet. 

The administration of the Internet should be solely managed by the private

Tim Soos

Number:  47
From:      "T.J. Smith" <twolf@cp.duluth.mn.us>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/4/97 12:17am
Subject:   Comments

I think that the only people that should have to pay for domain names
should be the businesses or people trying to sell stuff. I am trying to
start a non-profit org on the net, but we can't get a domain name because
should be free. Non-profit orgs offer stuff for free, why can't we get some
stuff to help better serve the people for free?
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