[Pso-discuss] Re: new TLDs (fwd)

Steve Coya <scoya@ietf.org> Wed, 09 August 2000 16:37 UTC

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 09:33:21 -0700
From: Louis Touton <touton@icann.org>
To: Steve Bellovin <smb@research.att.com>
Cc: pso-pc@ietf.org, Michael Roberts <roberts@icann.org>
Subject: Re: new TLDs


Thanks much for this very timely statement of the PC's views on new
TLDs, which I will convey to the ICANN Board and staff.  ICANN is 
putting together the detailed application materials, instructions 
to applicants, and statement of criteria, all of which are scheduled 
to be posted on 15 August.  The PC's views will be helpful 
to the ICANN staff in preparing these materials.

General information regarding the TLD application process is accessable 
through <http://www.icann.org/tlds/tld-application-process.htm>.
If the PC or its members have any comments regarding these materials,
please send them to my attention.

Once again, thanks to the PC for its advice on this.

Best regards,

Louis Touton

Steve Bellovin wrote:
> 1)      We see no technical problems caused by the creation of a
>         relatively small number of new gTLDs.
> 2)      We recommend that the root servers be monitored for increased
>         load caused by these new gTLDs.
> 3)      We suggest that they be semantically "far" from existing gTLDs,
>         to avoid confusion.  Thus, .corp would be be bad, because it is
>         too similar to .com.
> 4)      Names reserved by RFCs (or near RFCs) should be avoided, notably
>         "local" (from the HTTP State Management draft, which is about to
>         be named a BCP) and those names listed in RFC 2606.
>                 --Steve Bellovin

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