Re: [regext] [I18ndir] [Last-Call] [art] Artart last call review of draft-ietf-regext-epp-eai-12

Asmus Freytag <> Fri, 26 August 2022 19:03 UTC

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On 8/26/2022 11:48 AM, John C Klensin wrote:
>   there have been periodic proposals to reduce chaos in
> the DNS and on the Internet by getting of all gTLDs that do not
> serve an obvious international purpose and restricting TLD
> labels to ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes and a_very_  small number of
> exceptions, none of them involving non-Latin characters.

While to the making of many proposals is no end (to paraphrase an early 
source), this doesn't mean that they are likely to go anywhere. Adoption 
of any such proposals would run into very serious headwinds in regions 
that see this as a perfect issue to assert national identity via domain 

That alone would be a good enough reason to not spending time on 
mentioning them.


PS: it's not clear to me whether "strings" as means of accessing 
resources that are exposed in the UI or document contents will remain 
the preferred technology. So far, search and the use of apps have 
resulted in some inroads, but we are still far from an inflection point. 
If and when we reach it, any of these considerations, but also the 
proposals you mentioned are automatically moot.