ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Tomas L. Byrnes tomb at byrneit.net
Fri Jun 27 14:48:08 CDT 2008


If they assign .local, they will break the default for AD, especially
SBS, Apple Rendezvous, anything using mDNS/Zeroconf, and a lot of other
"local significance only" uses of DNS, or, which is more likely, the
domains in .local will find themselves unresolvable from a very large
portion of the Internet.

.local should be reserved.




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Finch [mailto:dot at dotat.at] 
> Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 12:21 PM
> To: Jon Kibler
> Cc: NANOG list
> Subject: Re: ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs
> 
> On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Jon Kibler 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.
> 
> .local is also used by MDNS. (Nice interop problem there.)
> 
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