Re: [Internetgovtech] Cross community

S Moonesamy <> Thu, 24 July 2014 10:42 UTC

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Hi Avri,
At 14:46 23-07-2014, Avri Doria wrote:
>RFC 6761 Special Use Domain Names
>Allows for protocol that meet certain conditions to reserve TLDs.

In my opinion there was, at most, rough consensus on that 
document.  I did not like what the document was proposing as it could 
be argued in future that it was intruding into the policy side.

The following paragraph is a technical opinion.  Should .local be 
delegated to as a gTLD?  My recommendation is no as public 
information collected from various points on the internet shows that 
the .local string is in use.  Some of the computers used by the 
people reading this list contribute to that usage.

What if some company insists on buying .local?  That company will 
come back later and complain that the (purchased) string is not 
working because of technical problems; someone will suggest that the 
IETF has to find a solution to those technical problems.  It is up to 
the policy side to assess this paragraph and the previous one to 
determine whether the .local string should be delegated.

The reason not to have that document is that Person X will come and 
ask for a string as Company Y got a string.  This is where one might 
have to consider whether the decision taken is arbitrary 
[1].  Anyway, the document has been published.  In my opinion there 
is a valid concern.

S. Moonesamy

1. Based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.