Re: [DNSOP] Special-use TLDs in resolvers

Joe Abley <jabley@hopcount.ca> Fri, 16 August 2019 19:28 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] Special-use TLDs in resolvers
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On 16 Aug 2019, at 14:28, Erik Kline <ek@loon.com> wrote:

> https://www.iana.org/assignments/special-use-domain-names/special-use-domain-names.xhtml#special-use-domain
> 
> <random>
> I have wondered whether or not it would be useful for IANA to have a git repo where these canonical data could live alongside scripts that transform them into things like C #include header files and zone file formats and so on.
> </random>

Since the nice IANA people have already made most (all?) of their registries available at stable URLs as XML, perhaps a collection of useful curated scripts such as you describe don't need to be kept in the same place as the data.

A script could be maintained in github to consume

  https://www.iana.org/assignments/special-use-domain-names/special-use-domain-names.xml

and produce things like

  special-use-domain-names.h
  special-use-domain-names.json
  special-use-domain-names.mp4 (the movie!)

without having to do any extra work on the IANA side. Well done to the IANA team for doing this, by the way. Having registries available in any structured format (even XML! :-) is a great improvement over the earlier text-based documents.


Joe