unqualified domains, was ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Mon Jun 20 05:25:54 UTC 2011

In message <alpine.BSF.2.00.1106200055140.23147 at joyce.lan>, "John R. Levine" wr
> > And your technical solution to ensure "http://apple/" always resolves
> > to "apple." and doesn't break people using "http://apple/" to reach
> > "http://apple.example.net/" is?
> Whatever people have been doing for the past decade to deal with 
> http://dk/ and http://bi/.
> As I think I said in fairly easy to understand language, this is not a new 
> problem. I am not thrilled about lots of new TLDs, but it is silly to 
> claim that they present any new technical problems.

There is a big difference between a handful of tld breaking the
rules, by making simple hostnames resolve to addresses in the DNS,
and thousands of companies wanting the rules re-written because
they have purchased "<tm>." and want to be able to use "user at tm"

Simple host names, as global identifiers, where phase out in the
1980's for good reasons.  Those reasons are still relevant.


> Regards,
> John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies
> ",
> Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. http://jl.ly
Mark Andrews, ISC
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