Re: [DNSOP] Tell me about the ISO 3166 user assigned two-letter codes and TLDs

"John R Levine" <johnl@taugh.com> Thu, 29 September 2016 21:37 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] Tell me about the ISO 3166 user assigned two-letter codes and TLDs
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>>> I've been telling people that if they need a fake private TLD for their local network they should use one of those since it is exceedingly unlikely ever to collide with a real DNS name.  Am I right?

> C: why not just use .alt for this? It is clear that these should not
> hit the global DNS, and should fail (get NXD) if they do. It is
> clearly different to a ccTLD (at least some users have learnt that
> things of the form .xx are "countries" - lets not confuse them
> further).

I suppose I could use jrl.alt, but I wouldn't want to use plain .alt for 
fear of, if you'll pardon the phrase, name collisions.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl@taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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