Re: [DNSOP] In a vacuum, nobody can hear you scream, was On the call for adoption on Special Use Names

hellekin <hellekin@gnu.org> Fri, 07 October 2016 20:35 UTC

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On 10/07/2016 06:36 PM, Alain Durand wrote:
> 
> However, there is something that can be done before: provide a safe place
> in the DNS tree where people can exist without colliding with the rest of
> the tree. We can't prevent people from ignoring it and keep using whatever
> name they want, but at least we would have provided a way to play nice. In
> that spirit, efforts like .alt and friends are a step in the right direction.
> 

We have .example and example.* for documentation, yet the XMPP
documentation uses shakespeare.lit (I don't think .lit matches any SUN
or any entry in any DNS-related RFC.) FWIW, wikipedia sends .lit to some
Microsoft file extension.  One cannot say that Peter St Andre is
ignorant of IETF processes.  Use of *example* in documentation and
.invalid in free software is a good sign that developers are ready to
follow suit and respect the norms.

==
hk