RE: [council] ALAC statement on resolution of non-existing domainnames
- To: <council@xxxxxxxx>, <roessler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <Jeff.Neuman@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [council] ALAC statement on resolution of non-existing domainnames
- From: "Milton Mueller" <Mueller@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 15:36:05 -0400
- Sender: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
While I am sympathetic to Jeff's argument on this:
>>> "Neuman, Jeff" <Jeff.Neuman@xxxxxxxxxx> 09/16/03 03:05PM >>>
>Rather than giving the "technical purist" argument (i.e., the Internet is a
>sacred animal and anything that alters some of the functionally of the past
>is "grave"), please provide us with concrete examples, which you have
Let me note in respect of this:
>What users do you know
>that "choose" how they get an error message back.
>For example, do those who use MSN browser "choose" to get an MSN
>search redirect rather than an error message?
In effect, yes. A user can install another browser relatively easily
if they don't like the services or destinations associated wtih
error messages in a particular browser. However, no such
user choice is available when querying the .com zone file.