[tor-dev] Comments on proposal 279 (Name API)
str4d at i2pmail.org
Fri Apr 7 08:02:26 UTC 2017
On 04/06/2017 09:13 AM, Jeremy Rand wrote:
> Hi Nick!
> Nick Mathewson:
>> Section 2.1 and elsewhere:
>> I suggest that we require all address suffixes to end with .onion;
>> other TLDs are not reserved like .onion is, and maybe we shouldn't
>> squat any we haven't squatted already.
> FWIW it's not at all clear to me that this is a concern that IETF or
> ICANN will care about. Most DNS recursive servers (e.g. Unbound)
> allow squatting on arbitrary TLD's (this is often used for corporate
> systems that use internal TLD's, but we use it for Namecoin as well),
> and to my knowledge no one has complained to Unbound about the ability
> to misuse this.
Then you haven't been reading the DNSOP working group's mailing list -
the IETF certainly cares. I recommend searching for ".onion",
"special-use", "sutld", or "alt-tld" on their ML viewer  and reading
the (extensive) back-history of these discussions. See below for a link
to my earlier comments on this tor-dev thread , as well as several
IETF drafts you may wish to read and comment on [2-3].
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