ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Mon Jun 30 11:24:45 CDT 2008


>> In the usual way.  Try typing this into your browser's address bar:
>>
>>   http://museum/
>
> That was amusing.  Firefox very handily took me to a search
> results page listing results for the word "museum", none of
> which was the actual page in question.

Gee, it works fine for me in Firefox 2.0.0.14.  I'd suggest filing a bug 
report against your OS vendor to fix their resolver library.

> Thanks for all the pointers!  I guess I won't be suggesting the
> use of such TLDs as gmail and ymail as a way to shorten up
> email addresses for people, given the inconsistent behaviour
> of client resolvers.  ^_^;

Too bad.  You might try writing the guy whose address is n at ai (yes, his 
name is Ian) and see what his experience has been.

Regards,
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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