Re: future of identifiers

Jorge Amodio <> Tue, 29 October 2013 14:54 UTC

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From: Jorge Amodio <>
Subject: Re: future of identifiers
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:53:00 -0500
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Just think how many URLs you type on your smartphone or tablet and with wearable technologies like Google Glass, plus the common use of URL shorteners, in a very near future the actual string will become irrelevant, which will among other reasons make the new GTLD program useless and the DNS will stop being abused as a billboard where everybody fights for the best spot and the gold rush of domain names will be over.

IETF should take the lead in the development of innovative ways to identify resources, if not the ITU will fill the gap.

My .02


> On Oct 29, 2013, at 9:38 AM, Jari Arkko <> wrote:
> For background, when I visited the ICANN meeting last summer, they were about to launch a set of panels to advice themselves about key topics in coming years. I promised to join one of them, on identifier technology innovation (along with a few other IETFers). The topic for this effort is future evolution of DNS and other identifiers, including relevant security and management aspects. The viewpoint is primarily to look at this from ICANN’s angle, but of course the matter is interesting to us others as well. 
> And perhaps we at the IETF should also understand the same things. Hence this e-mail.
> I have some ideas on what some of these trends might be. But what do the rest of you think? Where is identifier technology going, and what new things are on the horizon? What do we need to do with IDNs? DNSSEC? What will DANE lead to, and how will id-locator split techniques evolve & be deployed? How will applications or users think about identifiers in the future?
> More information at
> Jari