[dns-operations] dotless domains

Jart Armin jart at jartarmin.com
Sat Sep 22 00:26:29 UTC 2012

On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 12:47 AM, Paul Vixie <paul at redbarn.org> wrote:
> On 2012-09-21 11:28 PM, Phil Regnauld wrote:
>>       I suspect that a non negligible number of gTLD applicants *expect* to
>>       be able to use http://wibble/ and mailto:bob at wibble
> and yet, the applicant guidebook, section, is pretty clear. so,
> let's all reinforce what every applicant was already told, so make sure
> they don't have unrealistic expectations.
>>       ... Contractual obligations to not have anything else
>>       than NS/SOA/DNSKEY at the apex might be hard to swallow when you plunk
>>       down 200K.
> and yet, see applicant guidebook section
>>       So, comment away! (sac053-dotless-domains at icann.org)
> +1.


Just to expand we should also remind ourselves we have a golden
opportunity here. The new gTLDs could and should be genuinely more
secure virtual real estate from the get go, as an alternative to the
current 'skid row' of .COM. Even a reasonable USP for the new gTLD
successful applicants.

With the minor consideration of (with no duplicates) currently $260
million in application fees and a further added $35 million / annum.
Where do we also comment to enable more secure safeguards for the new
gTLDs, as a whole and successful applicants are required to implement
before they start? Even further ensure even a small percentage of such
fees are consistently applied to improve DNS security and stability?

Jart Armin

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