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

Joe Abley <> Tue, 04 March 2014 18:48 UTC

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On 4 Mar 2014, at 15:17, Warren Kumari <> wrote:

> Let's figure out what the right answers are, and then figure out how
> (and if) we get there from here.

I realise I have my broken record hat on, but the only problem that reserving ALT solves is avoiding collision with an ALT TLD in the DNS.

This seems good if you have the underlying assumption that all alternative namespaces necessarily need to be anchored under a TLD label.

As should be tediously and abundantly clear, I'm (a) not convinced that's a sensible assumption and (b) I think the reservation of a TLD is not sufficient anyway to deal with leaked queries.

I think we need a problem statement (and we need to test it) before we start assessing solutions. I don't agree that we can plausibly arrive at the right answers until we know the question (unless we're happy not understanding the answer, which leads us into Douglas Adams territory).

That's more than enough from me. I am throwing this hat away. :-)