Thomas Dowling tdowling at
Thu Jul 3 11:11:56 EDT 1997

As mentioned by Peter Murray recently, Netscape and MSIE are likely to
abandon this behavior anyway when .firm, .info, .nom and the other new
top-level domains start showing up.  

Thomas Dowling
OhioLINK - Ohio Library and Information Network
tdowling at
From: Geoffrey McKim <mckimg at>
To: Multiple recipients of list <web4lib at>
Date: Thursday, July 03, 1997 8:48 AM
Subject: RE: Nasa

>While I don't want to insert myself into this debate at all, this issue
>compounded by the fact that Netscape and Internet Explorer, in an attempt
>to be "helpful", will fill in the ".com" automatically if no top-level
>domain is specified.  That means that if I type "nasa" or "whitehouse" in
>the Location box, I will get "" or "".  It may not
>a matter of people mistaking .com for .gov -- rather, one merely needs to
>type in "nasa" and they will get the bogus site.
>Best wishes,

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