[dns-operations] keeping ICANN busy with dotless domains

Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Sun Sep 23 08:39:40 UTC 2012

This thread is becoming tiresome. Could those who want to continue  
what ICANN should and shouldn't do about making rules for dotless  
domains, please take the discussion elsewhere? Thanks. ICANN is in the  
middle of a public comment period on dotless domains (http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/sac053-dotless-domains-24aug12-en.htm 
) so that seems a suitable forum for those who want to continue  
debating this issue. Some members of this list have already done that.

More input there would also have the side-effect of keeping ICANN  
busy. :-)

For those who have not yet looked at ICANN's comment forum,  
Microsoft's VP for Technology Policy has stated the company "supports  
a prohibition" on the use of A, AAAA, & MX records at the apex of a  
TLD: http://forum.icann.org/lists/sac053-dotless-domains/pdfjobOOzS93n.pdf 
. So that suggests they do not plan on using these for .microsoft or  

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