Stability of the Internet?

Shawn McMahon smcmahon at
Fri May 18 17:25:41 UTC 2001

On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 06:42:30PM +0300, Ariel Biener wrote:
> factors, among those are software writers. I believe that there are many
> software packages that will fumble when they encounter >3 gTDLs, and some
> have the com/net/org/k12/edu/mil/gov (and sometimes `int' too) hardcoded
> as the "legal" gTLDs. This means that these software packages will
> actually break, and will need to be updated, patched, or replaced, if the

Those packages are already broken.  A little more won't hurt.

I mean, WTF do they do if you type perfectly legal domain names like

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