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Re: server redirects by client domain

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 12:06:43 -0800 (PST)
To: Darren New <dnew@sgf.fv.com>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.951220115502.22559k-100000@fully.organic.com>
On Wed, 20 Dec 1995, Darren New wrote:
> > are choosing .com as opposed to .xx.  As for lat and long, this is
> > nearly meaningless and probably will become moreso in the months and
> > years to come. 
> Meaningless as far as network-closeness, yes. But useful for other 
> purposes, like political ones.  (Taxes, export laws, censorship laws, etc 
> etc etc.)

Because the country code is optional (sites could register .com, .org, 
.net, etc) or they could simply refuse reverse-DNS service altogether, it 
would be a bad idea to base any legal or political decisions on it.  
Sure, if I found a user accessing my site from *.sa (Saudi Arabia) I 
might not want to let them access my alt.sex.stories archive, but would I 
know whether to let in  Howbout saudi-oil.com?  


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