unqualified domains, was ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sun Jun 19 19:19:52 CDT 2011


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

> 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.")

And in fact, it works right now; I clicked through to it from your email,
and it's a redirect to their NIC.

Cheers,
-- jra
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