Re: [apps-discuss] ICANN Variant Issues Project case study reports

Andrew Sullivan <> Tue, 11 October 2011 15:19 UTC

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Because I am a moron, I forgot to include the links to the reports.
Here they are:

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On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:12:40AM -0400, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> No hat.
> Dear colleagues,
> I'm going to send related messages to four IETF lists where I suspect
> there might be people who are interested: dnsext, dnsop, apps-discuss,
> and idna-update.  My apologies to those of you who get it more than
> once.
> For those of you who have been following or otherwise interested in
> the ICANN Variant Issues Project, the case study reports are up.  The
> public comment period is open until 14 November.  The Project is aimed
> at sorting out, for some scripts, what people mean when they talk
> about "variant names" in the DNS.
> I bring this to the attention of the Applications Area, because of the
> interest the discussion about DNS aliasing evinced when we raised it
> in the Area meeting some time ago.  In my reading, two of the reports
> are quite clearly in favour of some sort of technique to make
> different DNS names apparently act as one; another is non-committal,
> but appears to have use of those techniques as one possible
> consequence.  In my view, these reports do not make strong technical
> recommendations, but they outline the reasons why these behaviours are
> desirable.
> As a matter of full disclosure, I point out that I have been involved
> with these reports, providing some observations about the (technical)
> feasibility of various things people wanted to do.  I provided advice,
> but of course the teams actually responsible for the reports were free
> to do as they wished with my advice (including ignore it).
> I encourage those of you who are interested in the topic to read the
> reports and make any comments you think are useful in the public
> comment forum, or (for that matter) by discussing things on the open
> ICANN list devoted to the project
> (  Note that the usual
> ICANN processes don't include the discussion on the mailing list as
> public comments, so if you want your comments to be considered
> formally, you'll need to post them in the appropriate area.
> Best regards,
> Andrew
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