Re: [DNSOP] On squatting and draft-grothoff-iesg-special-use-p2p-names

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> Mon, 06 January 2014 08:47 UTC

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From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr>
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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] On squatting and draft-grothoff-iesg-special-use-p2p-names
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On Thu, Jan 02, 2014 at 12:00:14PM -0800,
 Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> wrote 
 a message of 16 lines which said:

> And squatters should expect that the name that they are using might
> eventually be legitimately assigned later, possibly to someone whose
> intentions are quite different from the squatters.

Come on, that's completely unrealistic. Can you imagine ICANN
delegating .local to any one, after it has been used massively by
Apple Bonjour, even before RFC 6761 sanctioned it? Can you imagine
ICANN delegating .onion to someone, giving the number of collisions it
would generate? ICANN did many stupid things but this one seems very
unlikely.

> The purpose of RFC 6761 is not to say "if you start squatting on a
> TLD, you will be able to later get it reserved".

But it is exactly what happened with the first actual use of RFC 6761,
.local.