Re: [DNSOP] *.DNS metaTLD [ref: additional special names]

Ted Lemon <ted.lemon@nominum.com> Mon, 03 March 2014 13:31 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] *.DNS metaTLD [ref: additional special names]
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On Mar 3, 2014, at 1:20 PM, Joe Abley <jabley@hopcount.ca> wrote:
> (e.g. tor -> eff.org; dns -> okturtles.com).
> 
> There's inevitably *someone* who needs to take a lead on coordinating any codebase, if the codebase is to produce anything useful. I'm suggesting that that person could easily register a domain.

What happens when eff.org gets bought by the church that must not be named?   Or whatever.   Protocol specs outlive organizations.   Obviously I hope eff lives as long as it's needed, but I think that a non-registry answer is more robust and really much more appropriate for this use case.   It feels like a bit of a stretch to argue that EFF should register .tor.