With the International dominion names, ENUM is for sure, the most famous sea snake into the Internet community. This protocol, with a long gestation into several years, makes up the classical telephone number to the DNS : the number becomes a real address, like a dominion name. This function allows, for example, to go in he telephone number in only one time, and you know that your agent will find you automatically over a better adapted service : mobile or settled phone, e-mail, instant messages service. It is bringing into play in terms to agree in opinion is enormous. We have to congratulate the Austrian Registry for being the first into the world in order to propose this kind of commercial service. In so many words, from November of 2004, Austrian users will be able “to convert” their telephone numbers into ENUM numbers. In this manner, they will be localized in a transparent way, with Voice new services into IP. The key, biggest flexibility and better prices. We wish that the AFNIC, who should manage our national “+33”, is inspired in this in a little while !
JCV & SB