ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Mon Jun 30 12:47:30 CDT 2008


On Mon, 30 Jun 2008, Matthew Petach wrote:
>
> Or should I always ensure that resolvers reach my domain explicitly by
> including the trailing "dot" in all uses, so that my email would be
> given out as "myname at smtp." in the hopes that everyone would correctly
> remember to add the "." at the end when entering my email address into
> their mail clients?

Trailing dots in email addresses are a syntax error.

> In the past, this wasn't really a concern, as you never had a case of a
> single entity owning an entire TLD, and as such you'd never see A or MX
> records showing up for an entire TLD.

Not true. There have been TLDs with MX and A records for a long time,
though they tend to be badly set up, and many MTAs treat single-component
domains specially such that email to these TLDs will often not work.

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Tony.
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