ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Fri Jun 27 11:13:10 CDT 2008


On Jun 27, 2008, at 6:44 AM, Jon Kibler wrote:

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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.
>

.localhost is already reserved through RFC 2606, so this should not be  
a problem. To quote :
The ".localhost" TLD has traditionally been statically defined in host  
DNS implementations as having an A record pointing to the loop back IP  
address and is reserved for such use. Any other use would conflict  
with widely deployed code which assumes this use.

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

If you can think of a list, it probably would...

Marshall

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