unqualified domains, was ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Jun 20 14:40:41 CDT 2011


On Jun 19, 2011, at 7:22 PM, Michael Thomas wrote:

> 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?
> 
> Mike

I suspect that most of the entities in question will put both in to the DNS
and the issues will persist.

Owen





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