Re: [DNSOP] *.DNS metaTLD [ref: additional special names]

Joe Abley <> Mon, 03 March 2014 13:09 UTC

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On 2 Mar 2014, at 23:02, Stephane Bortzmeyer <> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 01, 2014 at 10:13:23PM -0500,
> Joe Abley <> wrote 
> a message of 93 lines which said:
>> It's hard to see a better option than today than anchoring your new
>> namespace to a domain that you register and pay for in the DNS. Your
>> options in that regard include TLDs if your namespace is
>> sufficiently sensitive to label length that you're prepared to pay
>> the $500k+ for the process to register it; to my mind, your local
>> TLD registrar can probably give you a better deal.
> Bad idea. In most (all?) TLDs, you do not have sufficient security (I
> don't mean technical security, I mean security against seizure or
> things like that) so you risk losing your domain.

I think that's hyperbole.

It's clear that it's possible to arrange very stable registration of domains, sufficient at least for some very valuable web properties to base their businesses on.

It's also clear that it's possible to do this badly.

I suggest that it's entirely plausible for someone to choose a DNS-namespace anchor for their non-DNS namespace that is as stable as they want, depending on their needs.