North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical
Re: example.com/net/org DNS records
On Sun, 04 Jan 2004 13:43:36 PST, Roger Marquis said: > Example.dom was placed in the pubic domain by a public and open RFC > process. It seems that IANA has violated this process and in so > doing exceeded the authority vested in them by their contract with > DARPA (and the DOC?). Erm. No, RFC2606 specifically says: 3. Reserved Example Second Level Domain Names The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) also currently has the following second level domain names reserved which can be used as examples. example.com example.net example.org 4. IANA Considerations IANA has agreed to the four top level domain name reservations specified in this document and will reserve them for the uses indicated. In other words, they're IANA reserved, and you're permitted to use them for the purposes listed in the RFC.