ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs
regnauld at catpipe.net
Mon Jun 30 11:12:52 CDT 2008
Matthew Petach (mpetach) writes:
> That was amusing. Firefox very handily took me to a search
> results page listing results for the word "museum", none of
> which was the actual page in question.
... and Safari took me to www.museum.com.
> Thanks for all the pointers! I guess I won't be suggesting the
> use of such TLDs as gmail and ymail as a way to shorten up
> email addresses for people, given the inconsistent behaviour
> of client resolvers. ^_^;
This is not only about client resolvers, it's equally about
the individual applications and their choice of how to handle
a single-label domain name, or just domain names (FQDN or not)
in particular. Most often you'll see that the regular expressions
used to parse what is considered to be a valid domain -- or even
the policy that decides whether a given name has a special meaning
or not -- will vary wildly. Most of them are wrong, or don't
do the expected thing.
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