rchandraStargate Universe fanPremium
It doesn't matter. Whoever controls the domain reigns supreme, sort of. In other words, if you run .com, it doesn't matter from where in the world you query; the authoritative response is the authoritative respose. The only other solution is to go out on a limb and use a so-called "alternate root," which an extremely small percentage of Internet users use. Even then, the vast majority of them don't just go rewriting whole top-level domains, they still refer queries for the majors like .com, .net, and .org (among others) to the ICANN DNS servers. They don't want to take that kind of responsibility for millions of domains. Shtuff would break all over the place, so noone would use their alternate DNS system because it would be close to useless.
If you happened to know the IP address ahead of time, you MIGHT have a shot at accessing some Web site/other service. But with name virtual hosting, typically not enough information is sent in the request to determine which set of pages to serve up. Plus with the "huge" size of IPv6 addresses, memorizing IP addresses is lots less practical (once we migrate).
English is a difficult enough language to interpret correctly when its rules are followed, let alone when a writer chooses not to follow those rules.
Jeopardy! replies and randomcaps REALLY suck!