Scotland ccTLD?

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Wed Sep 17 14:32:38 UTC 2014


On Sep 17, 2014, at 7:17 AM, Jens Link <lists at quux.de> wrote:
> Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> writes:
>> On Sep 16, 2014, at 8:55 AM, Majdi S. Abbas <msa at latt.net> wrote:
>>> 	su is not available.
>> I think it is now, since the break up of the Soviet Union.

No it is not.

> A friend told me that .su domains are quite common in windows
> environments after the admins discovered that .local is not a good
> choice. ;-)

That would be an *exceptionally* bad idea.  If queries to those domains leaked out of the local environment (which, of course, _never_ happens), they could be resolved simply by purchasing the .SU domain and then setting up name servers with a wildcard to return an address for a honeypot.  The bad guys could then just sit and wait (and then profit).  This is a form of ‘name collision’ which is all the rage these days (see https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/name-collision-2013-12-06-en).

Regards,
-drc

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