ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Mon Jun 20 19:05:17 UTC 2011

>>     Simple hostnames as, global identifiers, were supposed to cease
>>     to work in 1984.
>> Can you point out where that is stated?
>> 	jaap
>RFC 897.

I see where it says that all of the hosts that existed in 1984 were
supposed to change their names to something with at least two
components, as part of the transition to the DNS.  I think we can
assume that process is now complete.

I don't see where it says that new DNS names can't have a single
component.  A page and line reference would be helpful.


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