[dns-operations] anti-business hippies (Re: the real reason for ICANN's gTLD expansion seems to be...)

Phillip Hallam-Baker phill at hallambaker.com
Wed Jan 3 21:26:10 UTC 2018


On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 3:52 PM, Paul Vixie <paul at redbarn.org> wrote:

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> Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
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>> On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 3:07 PM, Paul Vixie <paul at redbarn.org
>> <mailto:paul at redbarn.org>> wrote:
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>>     i'm not sure why i would care. whether or not gtld-induced badness
>>     is part of a zero sum game is irrelevant. if there is net new
>>     badness, i don't like it. if it allowed some badness to move here
>>     from elsewhere, i don't like that either.
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>> ​There is one difference. If the badness has moved rather than this
>> being new badness, we can avoid the problem entirely by blocking the new
>> gTLDs entirely.​
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>> I have yet to hear one good reason for supporting resolution of the new
>> gTLDs.
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>> Is ICANN sharing any of the rent they are extracting with me? No.
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>> Is there any resource that is not malicious of significance on a gTLD?
>> Not that I am aware.
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>> ​Black hole rout 'em till they give the community a good reason to exist.
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> since it's a new year, and since i post this every year, happy new year!
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> http://family.redbarn.org/~vixie/bad-dns-paper.pdf


​If you were going to go that route, you want to make cryptographic keys
the basis of the Internet identifier scheme for services and hosts and then
make human friendly names a layer above that.

I have an outstanding IAB naming workshop action item to write up some
questions on that.

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