Re: [ga] Collisions in RFC 1535 space
Patrick and all remaining assembly members,
Interesting. I agree with the proposed prohibition of these
types of DN's. However I wonder if this prohibition applies to
say (comnet..au or comnet.net.au) as well, just as an example....
Patrick Corliss wrote:
> THE FOLLOWING IS MY PERSONAL OPINION - NOT INTENDED TO REPRESENT
> THE OFFICIAL POSITION OF TLDA, auDA, ICANN OR ANY OTHER BODY
> On Thursday, April 12, 2001 3:53 PM (AEST)
> Andrew McMeikan <email@example.com> wrote:
> Subject: [ga] Collisions in .au Trademark space
> > The auDA report is in and available from http://www.auda.org.au/
> I think more properly the Names Panel report to auDA.
> One bit that might interest the techos out there is the following
> "Domain names that match TLDs are not allowed.
> The Panel notes RFC 1535, which points out that domain names with two alpha
> characters (eg. au.com.au) could 'trick' some types of client software, thereby
> giving rise to possible security problems where the domain name is the same as a
> ccTLD. Potentially, a domain name that is the same as a gTLD (eg. com.net.au)
> could be misused in the same manner. The Panel therefore recommends a
> prohibition on domain names that match TLDs.
> The Panel suggests that domain name licence applicants should be advised that if
> they license a domain name that is subsequently allocated as a TLD, then the
> licence may be revoked."
> Patrick Corliss
> Member, auDA Board
> (speaking as an individual)
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