Re: [Raven] UK regulator wants IETF to consider new type of URL

Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk> Wed, 15 March 2000 13:11 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Raven] UK regulator wants IETF to consider new type of URL
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Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
> 
> At 08:54 14.03.00 -0500, Declan McCullagh wrote:
> 
> >                        Thorpe said a third possibility would be to
> >                        devise a new Web address for approved
> >                        finance and investment sites that would
> >                        look like finance://www.bankname.com/.
> 
> in this case, http://www.bankname.finance.uk/ is probably a better fit,
> for several reasons:
> 
> - Identifies the legal environment of approval (UK)
> - Identifies the kind of approval (finance)
> - Does not require new code in clients and servers
> - Does not require any IETF action
> - Possibly even within Thorpe's power to achieve
> 
> And that places the discussion strictly in a domainname context - that is,
> if it needs to be outside the UK scope, it's ICANN's problem.

Indeed, and actually I don't see why it would have to go beyond Nominet
to achieve.

Cheers,

Ben.

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