Re: [DNSOP] ALT-TLD and (insecure) delgations.

Ted Lemon <> Sat, 04 February 2017 02:40 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] ALT-TLD and (insecure) delgations.
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On Feb 3, 2017, at 9:10 PM, Andrew Sullivan <> wrote:
> My memory is that only after that
> did we start thinking of a sort of 1918-style part of the DNS as
> well.  That may have been a mistake, since as this discussion is
> showing the properties of an in-protocol, in-DNS namespace without
> delegations are somewhat different to alternative-protocol uses that
> do not rely on the DNS at all.

I think that we've seen a number of questions go by that lead to the conclusion that it makes sense to have two hierarchies: one for experimental non-DNS queries, and one for locally served zones.   I don't know if we _need_ the .LSZ (or whatever) SUTLDN, but if we need to be able to have a special-use top-level domain name that has an un-signed delegation, it probably ought to be different than the SUTLDN that is used for non-DNS stuff, so that both names can have the appropriate configuration in the root zone.