ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Mon Jun 20 21:19:24 UTC 2011

In message <77733847-FBF7-460A-AD30-08DC42DC3E96 at virtualized.org>, David Conrad
> On Jun 20, 2011, at 12:14 AM, Mark Andrews wrote:
> >> So they get what they ask for: Ambiguity in resolving the name space.
> > There is no ambiguity if tld operators don't unilaterally add address
> > records causing simple hostnames to resolve.

See RFC 1535.  Yes, a mistake was made implementing search lists.
A RFC was issued to say don't do search lists this way.

B.T.W. EDU.COM makes the point that TLD shouldn't make simple
hostnames operational as doing so deliberately add ambiguity or do
you want to issue a RFC that bans search lists?

> Regards,
> -drc
Mark Andrews, ISC
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