Re: Update of RFC 2606 based on the recent ICANN changes ?

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> Tue, 01 July 2008 19:48 UTC

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Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 21:44:17 +0200
From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr>
To: Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at>
Subject: Re: Update of RFC 2606 based on the recent ICANN changes ?
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On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 05:40:35PM +0100,
 Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at> wrote 
 a message of 18 lines which said:

> RFC 1123 section 2.1, especially the last sentence.

Well, the last sentence will no longer be true if all-numeric TLDs are
allocated but, before that, one finds:

> The host SHOULD check the string syntactically for a dotted-decimal
> number before looking it up in the Domain Name System.

which seems to reply to David Conrad's question: if all the
implementations are correct, 127.0.0.1 will always be an IP address,
even if the TLD ".1" is allocated.
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