Re: [DNSOP] I-D Action: draft-ietf-dnsop-alt-tld-05.txt

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> Thu, 29 September 2016 12:28 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] I-D Action: draft-ietf-dnsop-alt-tld-05.txt
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On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 07:38:52PM +0100,
 Jim Reid <jim@rfc1035.com> wrote 
 a message of 35 lines which said:

> Where’s the demand from experimenters

The demand? You see it in the use of non-ICANN TLDs like .onion or
.bit.

> and why do they need a dedicated TLD for their alterate resolution
> systems?

You may think they don't NEED it but how will you convince them? (The
IETF has no police force, so our only course of action would be to
convince people.)

> FWIW I’m sceptical about creating .alt as a playpen for experiments
> since it might undermine efforts to answer the question ICANN asked
> us,

ICANN asked us what? When and where (URL, please)?