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KD005 URI ownership

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 15:18:27 -0400
To: public-webarch-comments@w3.org
Cc: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Message-id: <87fz4fiyd8.fsf_-_@nwalsh.com>
(Splitting the thread)

* KD 005
2.5 URI ownership
"""One consequence of this approach is the Web's heavy reliance on the  
central DNS registry."""
That's short for something which is one of the major issue of the Web.  
The whole Web relies on something which is dependent on a rented  
property notion.
	- You own a domain name only for a portion of time
	- You don't own a domain name for ever.
	- A domain name has a cost which makes it inaccessible for many  
persons in the world.
	====> Consequences: URIs are not free!!!! and so not all people can  
use them and guarantee the ownership.
In fact, there's no such thing as URI ownership, but more "URI renting"  
or "URI tenant" for URIs based on domain names.

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