ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sun Jun 19 16:51:50 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Vixie" <vixie at isc.org>

> David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org> writes:
> > I believe the root server operators have stated (the equivalent of) that
> > it is not their job to make editorial decisions on what the root zone
> > contains. They distribute what the ICANN/NTIA/Verisign gestalt
> > publishes.
> yes. for one example, see:
> http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-04jan08.htm
> other rootops who have spoken about this have said similar/compatible
> things.

Just to clarify, since I'm responsible for that particular red herring,
I had at the time forgotten that the TLD zone don't actually *live* in 
the root -- I know; silly me, right? -- and that the root wouldn't be
affected by the sort of things that previously-2LD now TLD operators
might want to do with their monocomponent names...

which as someone pointed out, a 3-digit RFC forbids for security reasons

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