[dns-operations] Wacky idea of the week

Jay Daley jay at nzrs.net.nz
Mon Jul 26 00:22:13 UTC 2010

On 26/07/2010, at 12:06 PM, Doug Barton wrote:

>> and that means we have to go through all sorts of hoops telling the
>> browser manufacturers.  I would much rather we could have just
>> published a policy indicator under .nz that the browsers detected and
>> used IDNs.
> Excellent plan!


>> I also occasionally have to think about updating the list under 
>> publicsuffix.org,
> I don't see where their list deals with IDNs.

Er, no, that's a separate thing.  I was highlighting that there are two different approaches to the same thing (TLD policy), which coincidentally originate from the same source (Mozilla).


>> which I would prefer not to do and instead to publish a policy under
>> .nz so everyone knows where our registrations and second levels are.
>> Anyone else think this is worthwhile or will there be a clamour of 
>> "you can't use DNS for that!'?
> Well if there is, they can bugger off. :)
> But seriously folks, this is a good idea, and I'd encourage you to think
> in terms of "how can domain holders signal policy for various things?"
> rather than limiting it strictly to IDNs. As much as we may turn up our
> noses at HOW mozilla implemented the publicsuffix stuff, their idea has
> merit, and given the fairly high adoption rate it's information that
> people want to have available. Putting it in a readily available dynamic
> form would obviously be preferable, but if we don't give them a better
> alternative ...
> I'd encourage you to pursue this, probably in dnsop.
> Doug
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