ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Jon Kibler Jon.Kibler at aset.com
Fri Jun 27 05:44:00 CDT 2008


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Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> 
> On Jun 27, 2008, at 5:20 AM, Jon Kibler wrote:
> 
> Jeff Shultz wrote:
>>>> Owen DeLong wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On that note, it will be very interesting to see who manages to register
>>>> the *.sucks TLD, and what they do with it.
>>>>
> 
> 
> Well, I guess this shoots in the foot Microsoft's name server best
> practices of setting up your AD domain as foo.LOCAL, using the logic
> that .LOCAL is safe because it cannot be resolved by the root name
> servers.
> 
> Who wants to be the first to try to register *.local?
> 
>> They should have been following RFC 2606.
> 
>> Regards
>> Marshall


Thinking about it a little more, what about the common use of
'localhost.localdomain' for 127.0.0.1 in most versions of *nix? I can
just imagine the chaos that registering a *.localdomain TLD will cause.

Methinks it is time to update RFC2606 to reflect common practices before
the new ICANN policies take effect.

Jon
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