Name of NIC (was: twg, and nic not knowing its domain name..)


Mike Brescia (brescia@CCV.BBN.COM)
Thu, 16 Jul 87 10:22:20 -0400


     NIC.SRI.COM is not and was never the official name of any host.

SRI-NIC.ARPA is equally hard to remember. I suggest that NIC be a name at the
top level of the domain tree, and be the obvious place. The reason is that
the Net.Info.Ctr is a top level resource, not actually some branch of SRI.COM.
Suppose SRI changes its corporate name? Suppose ARPA removes its support of
the internet, and the ARPA domain goes away? The (THE) NIC service should
still be available by name.

Mike.



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