[dns-operations] Hearing first complains about failing internal resolving due to .prod TLD

Paul Vixie paul at redbarn.org
Fri Sep 12 01:30:13 UTC 2014

On 9/11/2014 6:12 PM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> On Sep 11, 2014, at 4:27 PM, Paul Vixie <paul at redbarn.org> wrote:
>> for the time being, and perhaps for a long time to come, the
>> people who call the presence of .PROD a bug and/or depend on its absence
>> as a feature, outnumbers and will outnumber the people who call it a
>> feature or who will call its absence a bug.
> How do you measure that? This is a serious question, one that affects DNS operators. If you have a way of determining how many enterprises are negatively affected as a new gTLD rolls out, that would be very useful information.

yeah, no. i have a lot of data but no obvious way to distill this
determination out of it.

what i do know is that on day 1 of .PROD, there were a nonzero number of
people whose search list processing required an NXDOMAIN for FOO.PROD in
order that they eventually find FOO.PROD.EXAMPLE.COM, and that on day 1
of .PROD, there are zero production web services being offered
exclusively using names like FOO.PROD.

so my proof is only as to nonzero > zero, "for the time being".

as to "for  a long time to come", i'm extrapolating from .MUSEUM and
.BIZ, but either way, basically guessing.


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