[dns-operations] new gTLDs for fun and profit

Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Fri Nov 15 16:41:12 UTC 2013

On 15 Nov 2013, at 16:17, Paul Wouters <paul at cypherpunks.ca> wrote:

> I'm also very worried that ICANN has still not added "mail" to the list
> of TLDs they will never delegate. There are _many_ mailservers that are
> called "mail" internally with many different types of custom written
> applications and mail clients whose DNS lookups methods are completely
> unknown.

FYI, mail is one of the gTLDs that has been applied for and currently sits in ICANN's uncalculated risk category. It's a bit late in the day for it to be added to some permanently banned or reserved list.

I suspect other gTLD strings could be even more of a problem: sap for instance.

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