Bare TLD resolutions

John Levine johnl at
Sun Sep 21 14:53:12 UTC 2014

In article <alpine.LSU.2.00.1409190959570.3000 at> you write:
>David Conrad <drc at> wrote:
>> To be clear, generic TLDs (gTLDs) can’t have bare (dotless) TLDs (or wildcards).
>Wildcards are being used for the name collision gubbins.

>*.prod.                 3600    IN      A

Yes, but only for a few months before the TLD goes live to try and
flush out prior local use of new TLDs.  The rule about wildcards in
live TLDs hasn't changed.

There was a lot about this at Verisign's name collision workshop after
the London IETF.


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