ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 21:06:17 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:

> RFC 2822 3.4 punts the components of dot-atom to STD 3/13/14.
> STD 13 is RFC 1035, which, in 2.3.1, suggests (but does not impose) a
> standard for domain name literals which appears to expand to a pattern
> which does not in fact permit a trailing dot.
> In fact, Mutt (1.2.5) permits the trailing dot, and delivers the mail,
> and all the intervening MTAs (I only tested local mail on my machine,
> running Postfix) let the message through -- it came through apparently
> having been rewritten by Postfix to lose the trailing dot; there was an
> X-Original-To header.
> Tony: what authority were you depending on for your assertion, and in
> which context do you make it?

This whole set of arguements is one of the points Bill Manning was
bringing up, yes? Clients and OS's and other things make oddball
assumptions (museum really is www.museum.com for some versions of FF
or IE or ....) Without adequate time to fix this in code (properly fix
this)  support calls and mis-direction are going to be an issue :(

Now, lump on IDN foo!!! wee! How fast will IEX be out of normal use?
FFY? who runs a largish traffic magnet and can tell when the last
Windows 98 IE4 client hit them?

Matt Petach, let's nominate him for that stat update :)


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