unqualified domains, was ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Paul Vixie vixie at isc.org
Sun Jun 19 23:36:28 UTC 2011

Adam Atkinson <ghira at mistral.co.uk> writes:

> It was a very long time ago, but I seem to recall being shown http://dk,
> the home page of Denmark, some time in the mid 90s.
> Must I be recalling incorrectly?

no you need not must be.  it would work as long as no dk.this or dk.that
would be found first in a search list containing 'this' and 'that', where
the default search list is normally the parent domain name of your own
hostname (so for me on six.vix.com the search list would be vix.com and
so as long as dk.vix.com did not exist then http://dk/ would reach "dk.")
Paul Vixie

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