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Re: Nationhood, Governments and Policy

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:27:13 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <113424.10263.qm@web112601.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hi Eric,

> The existence of a .gov SLD under an
> arbitrary alpha-2 ccTLD is not a given.

> Similarly, the assertion that cyber-squatting is not
> allowed is not a given.

They are accepted Standards nonetheless.

> Similarly, the assertion that there is no such thing as
> "anonymous" [I suspect you are referring policy allowing
> anonymous registration] is not a given.

Actually I was talking about Governance Policies.  I have no problem with anonymous registration in any other domain (or SLD).  IMO, taking away anonymous registration in other domains serves no functional goals nor in any way make the domain "better".

> The following statement is true, within each instance of a
> DNS:
> > *.gov.[xx] domain is a global unique identifier, where
> [xx] is the ISO 3166-1 "Country Code".
> It is true simply because the DNS is an exact match lookup
> database, and every datum within the distributed, loosely
> coupled database is unique. However, there is no guarantee
> that the unique datum exists.

My question, with particular regard to Metadata, would be just the opposite: If the node with unique datum does not exist, does it leave a hole ?  If the answer is no, then I'm afraid the web supplies fresh strips of white noise rather than "knowledge".


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