ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 01:25:28 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 5:33 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> For me, the engineering problem remains *single-component FQDNs*.  I
> can't itemize the code they'll break, but I'm quite certain there's a lot.

Perhaps we could get an update to the relevant RFCs..  clarifying that
only NS records may be dotless in the root namespace?

As in --  No  hostnames A, MX, or CNAME  at the TLD level.

The notion of a single-component FQDN  would be quite a breakage for
the basic concept of using both FQDNs and Unqualified names.

Consider you have a hostname on your lan called "foobar",  and
someone registers .foobar and lists    an    @ A    in the foobar zone.

So... does  "http://foobar"  go to your LAN server?
If yes,  then  .foobar's    @   record    is worthless.

If no,  then   you have a security problem....  when .foobar
is suddenly registered without you knowing, and the  @ A
gets pointed to a  'credentials stealing'  site.

> Cheers,
> -- jra

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