07-14-97 Electronic Filings on Internet Domain Names

Number: 109
From:      "Thomas Andrew Hart" Thomas-Hart@email.msn.com>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/14/97 12:46am
Subject:   internet naming

All federal state and city/county government agencies are "GOV" by
definition. so the use of such a naming convention is "by definition"
DUMB. The agencies all have their names like EPA,DOE,DOD, DOD.NAVY, DOD.AF
etc. That seems more intuitive to me. If I needed to get information from
the Dept of Justice, Marshals office, san Diego California I would look
for something like www.DOJ.USMARSHALS.SD.CA. I have no idea what to us for
them at this sitting. No clue at all. That is just an example. 

For companies the www.sears.retail.store or www.sears.dept.store makes
intimate sense. www.wabc.tv or www.kfmb.tv or www.kabcnews.tv. IS easy to
make up and try to find instead of wasting valuable connect time to find
out if some store, company, or other legal entity exists on the i'net. 

As for someone that sells good or services over the i'net exclusively then
an address like www.internetsellersname.retailpage that identifies that
the site dosen't exist in a storefront someplace. 

Also the use of credit cards over the internet should be outlawed since
there seems to be too many "robberies" on the i'net. 

Times up gotta go.


From:      Michael Bernstein michael@cascadilla.com>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/14/97 9:30am

The most important aspect of any future domain name rules, as far as
my company is concerned, is that .com domains be made portable just
like 800 numbers.  If there is more than one provider for .com domains,
and you can shift between providers, that will go a long way towards
curbing InterNIC's abuses and hostility towards smaller companies.

  Michael Bernstein
  Cascadilla Press

Number: 111
From:      "Stephen Albanese" salbanes@enterprise.cybersurf.net>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/14/97 5:34pm
Subject:   Comments on the Registration and Administration of Internet

I think that whoever administers the domain registry in the future
should limit a customer's choice to their company name, personal name
or trademark.  To allow one person to register the name of another
company, product or person is simply ridiculous.  

Who benefits from such a policy?
The registrar does from increased fees.  The person who makes the
registration request benefits on the likelihood that the name
registered will be needed by another party at some point in time.  But
surely the final holder of the domain name doesn't benefit.  

I'd be furious to find out that my name or my company name had been
registered by some speculator thinking I'd pay money to use it.  For
the InterNIC to currently allow such a practice is a discredit to
everyone involved.

Steve Albanese
Manager, Network Services

Cybersurf Inc
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