ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Phil Regnauld regnauld at catpipe.net
Mon Jun 30 13:15:57 UTC 2008

David Conrad (drc) writes:
> 1) The new gTLD stuff hasn't gotten as far as the point where the testing 
> of IDN stuff started.

	Mhh, ok :)

> 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

	Fair enough.

> 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 doesn't use the resolver the same way other applications do.

	Try "ping dk" vs "ping dk.", or "telnet dk" vs. telnet "dk."

	Of course, depends on the OS -- but at least on a few BSDs (OS X, FreeBSD),
	Linuxes (Debian, Ubuntu), it behaves the same way.

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