ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs
johnl at iecc.com
Sun Jun 29 22:06:03 UTC 2008
>> If you test that the TLD exists... it will still work.
> Only if A) you are always online with B) reliable access to the
> tld's nameserver/s, and C) can deal with the latency. In practice
> this is often not the case.
Even under the most wildly optimistic scenarios, it's hard to imagine
new TLDs being added more than once a month, and I presume that
everyone here already knows how easy it is to get copies of the root
zone. The reasonable way to validate TLDs is to fetch a copy of the
zone every couple of weeks and cache it.
By the way, to be sure we're all on roughly the same page, here's a
quiz. How many names are there in the root zone right now?
John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://www.johnlevine.com, ex-Mayor
"More Wiener schnitzel, please", said Tom, revealingly.
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