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Re: URL Expansion proposal

From: Adam M. Donahue <donahue@acf2.nyu.edu>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996 21:55:59 -0500 (EST)
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.ULT.3.91.960113215344.21701C-100000@acf2.NYU.EDU>
> Wouldn't it be nicer if there were some directory of company name and
> product names that would map to URLs, with spelling correction,
> approximate matching, so that companies wouldn't feel compelled to
> create domain names 'toothpaste.com', 'pimples.com', 'toystory.com',
> and 'nikecommercial.com' just in case?

Actually, that's a very good idea.  But, in essence, that would be 
_another_ naming system, similar to the current domain name, that would 
act as a front end _to_ the current domain name system.  Now you look up 
www.citibank.com, but with this suggestion, you would look up Citibank 
which would look up www.citibank.com.  

> 
> Actually, having 'FOO' expand to
> "http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p=FOO" might be the simplest way
> to go.

I think this is more in tune with what you want.  Isn't Yahoo! like the 
service you provide above (though perhaps not as complete).

Adam
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