ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Mon Jun 30 12:41:59 UTC 2008

On Jun 30, 2008, at 1:53 AM, Phil Regnauld wrote:
> 	But considering the amount of flag waving and "Caution: Wet
> 	Floor" signs ICANN placed when it rolled out something has
> 	harmless as the IDN tests in the root, I'm surprised that they
> 	haven't thought about all the non-FQDNs that will suddenly
> 	resolve, including all the private TLDs that people use
> 	internally.

1) The new gTLD stuff hasn't gotten as far as the point where the  
testing of IDN stuff started.
2) ICANN (or rather, the technical side of ICANN staff) has thought  
about this and there is a 'technical evaluation' phase of the  
application evaluation
3) We've already run into the 'private TLD' thing: lots of global  
companies (apparently) have internal domains organized on regional/ 
continental boundaries. When '.asia' was put into the root, the  
Internet did not break.

> 	The other way around.  And if I ping 'dk', my resolver
> 	stops after "catpipe.net" and my other private domain.
> 	It doesn't try "dk.", even though dk. has an A record
> 	associated with it.  I get NXDOMAIN.

Your resolver appears to be broken.  Works for me:

% dig +short dk
% traceroute dk.
traceroute to dk (, 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
  1 (  4.484 ms  3.933 ms  1.163 ms
  2  * * *
  3  * ge-2-14-ur01.santaclara.ca.sfba.comcast.net (   
13.600 ms  10.250 ms
20  netgroup.r2.dk-hostmaster.dk (  204.900 ms  200.835  
ms  199.208 ms

(doesn't appear to answer to pings)


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