ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Sat Jun 18 00:19:40 UTC 2011

On Jun 17, 2011, at 11:54 AM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>> I hope they've considered what will happen if you go to
>> http://localhost/ or
>> http://pcname/
>> Is that the local networks pcname, or the gTld pcname?
>> Are we going to have to start using a specially reserved .local gTld?
> No, of *course* ICANN didn't give any engineering thought to it.  Cause the
> engineers?  Are all *here*.

Perhaps relevant: http://www.icann.org/en/committees/security/sac045.pdf

> And David Conrad's apparently the only guy who's heard about it.  :-)

When I used to go to ICANN meetings (haven't been to one in years), there were always a number of folks from the RIR community there, which at least in the ARIN region, tends to have non-trivial intersection with the NANOG community.  I would be quite surprised if I was "the only guy who's heard about it".


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