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

Harald Tveit Alvestrand <Harald@Alvestrand.no> Tue, 14 March 2000 23:44 UTC

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Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 00:29:49 +0100
To: Declan McCullagh <declan@wired.com>, raven@ietf.org
From: Harald Tveit Alvestrand <Harald@Alvestrand.no>
Subject: Re: [Raven] UK regulator wants IETF to consider new type of URL
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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.

                     Harald

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