[council] ALAC statement on resolution of non-existing domain names

Neuman, Jeff Jeff.Neuman at Neustar.us
Tue Sep 16 20:04:31 UTC 2003

At any time, the browsers could in theory eliminate that choice at any time
by placing in their redirects.  ISPs can also redirect responses back from
the registry.  

In addition, the feasibility of using other browsers (especially in
businesses), is not as easy as your statement makes it sound.  Many
intranets within businesses are dependent either on Microsoft or Netscape.  

But lets play along with the argument that a consumer looses the choice of
how to see his or her error message.  Help answer the next question....what
is the negative consequences?

-----Original Message-----
From: Milton Mueller [mailto:Mueller at syr.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 3:36 PM
To: council at dnso.org; roessler at does-not-exist.org;
Jeff.Neuman at Neustar.us
Subject: RE: [council] ALAC statement on resolution of non-existing

While I am sympathetic to Jeff's argument on this:

>>> "Neuman, Jeff" <Jeff.Neuman at Neustar.us> 09/16/03 03:05PM >>>

>Rather than giving the "technical purist" argument (i.e., the Internet is a
>sacred animal and anything that alters some of the functionally of the past
>is "grave"), please provide us with concrete examples, which you have

Let me note in respect of this:

>What users do you know
>that "choose" how they get an error message back.  
>For example, do those who use MSN browser "choose" to get an MSN 
>search redirect rather than an error message?  

In effect, yes. A user can install another browser relatively easily 
if they don't like the services or destinations associated wtih 
error messages in a particular browser. However, no such 
user choice is available when querying the .com zone file. 


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