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Re: Thoughts on top-level domains, esp. .mobi

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 15:17:13 -0400
Message-Id: <24FEDF0A-A05B-11D8-B095-000A9580D8C0@w3.org>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>
To: "r_olson" <r_olson@pacbell.net>


You make, in
some very good points.  I agree that the country codes
are great, and I encourage anything which is definitively based on a 
location to use them.   I think that tourisim.anytown.ma.us beats 
anytowntourist.org in many ways.  The semantics make sense, and also 
the delegation of authority can follow
existing geographical social systems which already exist. This means 
the protocol for unique names is much less stressed.

I'd also be in favor of new domains is one could for example mandate 
the persistence of web  URLs.

But .mobi  seems to pick on an ill-defined, transient property of 
anything or anyone that they be mobile. So the positive reasons do not 


On May 6, 2004, at 11:55, r_olson wrote:

> I worked for ICANN as a technical evaluator on the first batch of new 
> TLDs,
> in late 2000.  Many of the issues TBL raised in his note were raised 
> at that
> time.
> [...]
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