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Thus will begin the stampede to reserve namespace identifiers
as the www.anyNamePopularOrSellableRipItoff.com problem showed.
Anyone registering a namespace identifier must
own it. How to prove that in a low-maintenance
Ok, put another way: what is the information
registered? What rights does it infer or confer? What
validates that registration and any associations
made as a result of registration? What responsibilities
will the registrar assume given a dispute? (See
the Copyright Office). What responsibilities will
the registrar explicitly disavow? If one mirrors it,
is one a registrar or a site serviced by a registrar?
From: Daniel Veillard [mailto:email@example.com]
On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 02:45:11PM -0500, Chiusano Joseph wrote:
> Absolutely. As mentioned in my previous e-mails on this thread, the
> registration of namespace prefixes is not a viable idea, but the
> registration of namespace identifiers is (in my opinion).
Okay the unicity being actually managed by other means (DNS or
IANA) it seems one of the main problems associated to registries
vanishes. There is still the trouble associated to the centralized
aspect of such a database, but that can be minimized by sharing
openly the content of the database and allowing free mirroring of
the information herein.