ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Lou Katz lou at metron.com
Fri Jun 27 16:21:30 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 12:13:10PM -0400, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> >>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 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...

Having had the need to construct a few TLDs for internal use, I hope that some
new RFC will address this and reserve some (e.g. .internal, .internal# (where # is
any fully numeric string), .local)? I really don't care what they are called,
but I do need more than one.

> Marshall
> >Jon



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