07-16-97 Electronic Filings on Internet Domain Names

Number: 114
From:      gruponig@lchr.org>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date:      7/16/97 6:23pm
Subject:   website addresses

     I think US sites should end in ".us", just like other countries.  It 
     seems a little arrogant, implying that we're some kind of default 
     nation (although I guess the reason is, the internet was launched 
     here, but that's not a justification).
     Also, I wish ".com" weren't used so much; even non-profits (which 
     could use ".org") sometimes use it.
     Also, though I realize the borders are blurry, I think sites that are 
     mainly informational should have their own ending (".info," you 
     You suggest using the ending ".firm," and maybe that could clear up 
     some of the confusion.
     Thank you.

Number: 115
From:      Mo Freedman 76660.2571@CompuServe.COM>
To:        USDOC NTIA Public Affairs 
Date:      7/16/97 1:58pm
Subject:   Soliticitation of public comment

Despite the Clinton administration's stated support for the unfettered, 
unencumbered, self-regulating development of the internet is it not vain to 
hope that your office's role in collecting, and disseminating public comment 
on issues relating to the internet will be an entirely benign one? Should it 
even be the Department of Commerce's responsibility to mediate concensus 
building? The questions arise due to our government's practice of mostly 
accommodating the venality of powerful corporations at the expense of the 
public interest.

Very truly yours,

Moses Freedman
Washington, DC
V: 202-363-5821
F: 202-363-2284
E: 76660.2571@compuserve.com