[ILUG] [OT] Eircom ADSL
Smith, Graham - Computing Technician
Graham.Smith at it-tallaght.ie
Tue Apr 30 13:55:48 IST 2002
Generic names should only be allocated to non-profit organisations
or portal sites that link to a variety of equally competing companies
(including free alternatives if applicable).
However - very difficult to manage that and ensure it is done fairly.
The problem in the past was there were no generic names allocated
at all (apart from the ones that utilised the brown envelope technique).
It would be stupid to leave domains blank rather than allow them
be allocated to something.
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From: Liam Bedford [mailto:lbedford at lbedford.org]
Sent: 30 April 2002 13:07
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] [OT] Eircom ADSL
On Tue, 30 Apr 2002 13:05:37 +0100 (IST)
Greg Farrell <ggfarrel at tcd.ie> blurted in message
Pine.LNX.4.33.0204301304520.1864-100000 at greg.gregnet:
> On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Paul Kelly wrote:
> > I'm confused. Is Eircom the only company that can ever offer ADSL within
> > the .ie domain?
> They've just registed ADSL.ie, doesnt stop anyone else registering a site
> to offer adsl. Esat are going to offer ADSL.
but, if you don't know who provides DSL, you might go to adsl.ie, in which
case it would seem that only eircom does it.
bit like going to mobilephone.ie doesn't take you to Vodafone?
(where entertainment.ie got the domain from I've no idea).
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