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

Keith Moore <> Tue, 08 July 2008 21:47 UTC

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Ted Faber wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 05:11:35PM -0400, Keith Moore wrote:
>> And vanity TLDs are going to be much more attractive if people think 
>> they can get single-label host names out of them.
> Of your concerns (which I don't have the relevant experience to comment
> on in detail), this seems to be fairly small and speculative to me.
> Time will tell.

it is certainly speculative.  but I do recall considerable past interest 
in "keywords" and a widespread desire to have DNS support them.  I doubt 
that interest has waned.

and I'm not very business minded - but I don't think I'd have much 
trouble finding a thousand different English words that would be worth 
far more than $100K each if I could arrange for people to be able to 
type those words into a browser and reliably get back a web page of my 
choosing.  if it's a no-brainer for me, how much easier will it be for 
someone who actually cares about making lots of money and doesn't mind 
screwing up the DNS root?

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