Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by retired_member16, May 2, 2007.
Mapping a domain name to a telephone number? Why?
I dont hold out much hope for that at all.
i can see it now, giz a ring on L A S K O S . C O M
Telephone Number Mapping
This is assuming that you make calls through your PC, which the majority - myself included - dont do. Or using VOIP, growing in popularity amongst larger corporations.
You can map your domain to an telephone number by simply buying an 07000 number.
This whole set up is a long way off.
Not now but in the future PCs and phones will be much closer and it is likely you'll dial your phone by clicking a link on a site then picking up the hand set. etc.
Saw this thread and thought of www.telnic.com
Not quite there, but close. I think.
VoIP is really taking off and people will end up using it even if they don't intend to as the larger telcos switch over to it.
If you have a VoIP server (or your ISP has one that you pay for a line on) then it currently has no way of finding an arbitrary VoIP server across the Internet. Instead it has to open up a PSTN connection and pay a telco to deliver the call. This can seem a bit of waste if you have a big internet connection - why can't you just use that connection?
ENUM comes to the rescue by providing a way to advertise what services are available for a particular telephone number. For example, for our telephone number of 01865 332211 we could advertise that we have a SIP server on 10.0.0.1 and anyone with a SIP server themselves could connect to that across the Internet - no call charges.
The intermediate step to make that happen is the domain name 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.e164.arpa under which I advertise my SIP server.
You can read a more detailed explanation here:
If the large ISPs are not going to be making revenue from carrying and teminating voice calls, then it would appear that this will increase the cost of bandwidth, no?
That of course goes to the heart of the net neutrality debate, which was an attempt by US ISPs to charge companies like Skype for carrying their traffic.
Yes this will increase bandwidth usage and affect contention ratios. That may well see a change in the pricing plans but there are lots of other factors to consider as well.
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