Only 6 Domain names ?!?

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Wed Jan 12 10:53:12 2005

> Registered Internet Domain names, 1985: 6.

Define what "Registered Internet Domain name" means with respect to
1985 and that might mean something. (And it might be a true thing or a
false thing, but at least we could sensibly discuss which.) Since the
DNS as we know it today did not exist in 1985 (RFCs 1034 and 1035 are
dated 1987), it's not clear what this is trying to say, which makes it
impossible to tell whether it's true.

There was an earlier form of DNS which existed in 1985; RFCs 882 and
883, which 1034 and 1035 replace, are dated 1983. To what extent this
means that "Internet Domain names" existed in 1985 is...questionable,
at the very least - never mind what "registered" would mean. I do note
that 883 has a big warning at the beginning saying that it is not not
NOT a spec for implementation.

/~\ The ASCII der Mouse
\ / Ribbon Campaign
 X Against HTML
/ \ Email! 7D C8 61 52 5D E7 2D 39 4E F1 31 3E E8 B3 27 4B
Received on Wed Jan 12 2005 - 10:53:12 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:37:43 BST