[NA-Discuss] Fwd: Edits and comments to NARALO/ALAC position statement on GAC scorecard

Antony Van Couvering avc at avc.vc
Fri Apr 1 03:25:59 UTC 2011

Well, I am perfectly happy to argue with someone who makes up his facts or it might be very lonely here indeed.  

AMNH did pass on the .museum TLD until they changed their rules.  Please also note that they have still avoided the "three-label name" of the original taxonomy.

The restrictions on the domain were so bloody awful that they had to change them in 2004 to get anyone to register. 

>From http://about.museum/policy/new.0430.html:

"It was previously necessary for all applications for names in .museum to be accompanied by a fee to cover the cost of verifying the eligibility of the applicant, and conducting the dialog needed to ensure the correct form and use of subsequently registered names. Applications that can be processed without such discussion are now exempt from the advance fee. When necessary, notification of the fee being due will be issued subsequent to the initial review of the application.

The continuing development of the index requires that generic terms which might appear in it are available for shared use. Names in the form city.museum or discipline.museum are therefore reserved for inclusion in three-label names in the form ourname.city.museum. Names with a specific designation on the second level such as, abcde.museum, ourart.museum, or bl�r�d.museum may, however, be registered directly."


P.S. Is that jl.ly in your signature one of those "vanity" domain names you're always going on about?  Why on earth do you need that when you could use a perfectly good watkins-glen.ny.us name?

On Mar 31, 2011, at 9:57 PM, John R. Levine wrote:

>> Under that structure, the American Museum of Natural History in New York would have to be american-museum-of-natural-history.new-york.museum. Are you really surprised they passed on that?
> Uh huh.
> amnh.museum.            86400   IN      NS      ns-ext-1.amnh.org.
> amnh.museum.            86400   IN      NS      ns-ext-2.amnh.org.
> american.naturalhistory.museum. 86400 IN NS     ns-ext-1.amnh.org.
> american.naturalhistory.museum. 86400 IN NS     ns-ext-2.amnh.org.
> amnh.naturalhistory.museum. 86400 IN    NS      ns-ext-1.amnh.org.
> amnh.naturalhistory.museum. 86400 IN    NS      ns-ext-2.amnh.org.
> I can't argue with someone who makes up his "facts", so I won't try.
> Regards,
> John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
> Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. http://jl.ly

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