unqualified domains, was ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Mon Jun 20 02:22:46 UTC 2011

On 06/19/2011 07:08 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
>> From: David Conrad<drc at virtualized.org>
>> Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:04:09 -1000
>> On Jun 19, 2011, at 3:24 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
>>> i think we have to just discourage lookups of single-token names,
>>> universally.
>> How?
> that's a good question.  marka mentioned writing an RFC, but i expect
> that ICANN could also have an impact on this by having applicants sign
> something that says "i know that my single-label top level domain name
> will not be directly usable the way normal domain names are and i intend
> to use it only to register subdomain names which will work normally."

Isn't this problem self regulating? If sufficient things break
with a single label, people will stop making themselves
effectively unreachable, right?


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