unqualified domains, was ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Mon Jun 20 04:20:48 UTC 2011

In message <4DFEC221.90902 at mistral.co.uk>, Adam Atkinson writes:
> Adam Atkinson wrote:
> >>>> 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.
> >>>>
> >> DK should NOT be doing this.
> > 
> > Oh, I'm not claiming it does it now. It certainly doesn't.
> I should have checked before I wrote that. The _last_ time I tried it
> it redirected to something else in Denmark but that was also years
> ago, just not as many as I think I remember being shown http://dk
> _Now_ I get rend up at http://www.dk.com/ if I don't

That's your browser "trying" to be helpful.  If it is Firefox this
can be turned off with about:config and browser.fixup.alternate.enabled
to false.  The default is true.

> put a dot on the end, and https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/ if I do.

Safari, Mozilla and Google Chrome all fail to resolve "http://dk/" on my
Mac but all resolve "http://dk./".

Mark Andrews, ISC
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