[dns-operations] _nicname._tcp

Geoffrey Sisson geoff at geoff.co.uk
Tue Jul 27 10:25:00 UTC 2010

Jim Reid <jim at rfc1035.com> wrote:

> On 26 Jul 2010, at 21:32, Geoffrey Sisson wrote:
> >> Well I tried them all because every TLD is a favourite. :-) Only 29
> >> out of 288 TLDs have these _nicname._tcp.$TLD SRV records. 248 TLDs
> >> return NXDOMAIN. This doesn't quite meet a reasonable definition of
> >> "pretty good community acceptance". Your mileage may vary.
> >
> > Not bad for an -01 draft that expired six years ago.
> Fair enough. However a long-dead draft that got little traction then  
> or since hardly inspires confidence that the concept behind it is  
> still worth pursuing today. If others disagree, feel free to exhume  
> the draft and have another run at the issue.

IIRC, part of the reason that draft-sanz-whois-srv never garnered much
enthusiasm was that IRIS was expected to make it unecessary.  It now
seems unlikely that IRIS will see widespread adoption so I think it's
reasonable to reconsider advancing this draft.


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