Re: [DNSOP] additional special names Fwd: I-D Action: draft-chapin-additional-reserved-tlds-00.txt

David Conrad <drc@virtualized.org> Wed, 26 February 2014 23:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] additional special names Fwd: I-D Action: draft-chapin-additional-reserved-tlds-00.txt
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Joe,

On Feb 26, 2014, at 10:34 PM, Joe Abley <jabley@hopcount.ca>; wrote:
>>> On Feb 25, 2014, at 9:51 AM, Stuart Cheshire <cheshire@apple.com>; wrote:
>>>> If we have *some* pseudo-TLDs reserved for local-use names,
> I still don’t see why we need a TLD, or a delegation/reservation under ARPA.

Because if something isn't documented, people tend to squat.

> There are many, many TLDs under which an application/protocol implementer can reserve some namespace for their exclusive use at low cost ($10/year, say). Why is this approach not preferred for a new application/protocol? It seems far simpler.

Why does RFC 1918 address space exist?

Regards,
-drc