ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Mon Jun 30 18:49:19 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 09:05:41AM -0700, Matthew Petach wrote:
> > 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.
> In order to reach that page, in Firefox, I had to actually
> enter "http://museum./ and add the trailing dot to force the
> browser to *not* treat it as a stub token.

FWIW, FF3.0/Win dealt with that properly for me.

It also deals properly, on the same machine, with several internal
webservers, which I also hit with one-word names, but which actually
resolve, of course, by the search list on the machine.

So FF3, at least, will try to resolve oneword as oneword., before
moving along.

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