Re: [Arcing] New Version Notification for draft-stw-whatsinaname-00.txt

Suzanne Woolf <> Wed, 13 July 2016 12:21 UTC

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On Jul 12, 2016, at 7:14 PM, John R Levine <> wrote:

>> That draft would provide no guidance at all on deciding whether you want to use a domain name, use something from the subset of domain names that are DNS names, or do something else.  ...
> Hm, I take your point.
>> It would also provide no guidance at all on the characteristics of an acceptable string.
> Some people I know were looking for names to use within a VPN and I suggested that the ISO 3166 list permanently reserves .xa through .xz which are unlikely ever to be TLDs, so they picked something like blah.xz. I wonder if that was good advice.

I don't know. 

Would asking the questions in Sec. 4 of the whatsinaname draft have helped them/you be sure? Do other questions come to mind?