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Re: [policy] When Tech Meets Policy...
On Aug 14, 2007, at 9:29 AM, Al Iverson wrote:
All registrations MUST incur a nominal charge applied uniformly. Remove the option permitting domain registration at little or no cost. End of problem.
This seems like creating a requirement that people must implement mosquito nets to solve the mosquito problem, instead of focusing on removing the mosquitos.
This comment was added as a follow-on note. Sorry for not being clear.
Accepting messages from a domain lacking MX records might be risky due to the high rate of domain turnovers. Within a few weeks, more than the number of existing domains will have been added and deleted by then. Spammers take advantage of this flux. Unfortunately SMTP server discovery via A records is permitted and should be deprecated. Once MX records are adopted as an _acceptance_ requisite, domains not intended to receive or send email would be clearly denoted by the absence of MX records. SMTP policy published adjacent to MX records also eliminates a need for email policy "discovery" as well. Another looming problem.
Don't accept a message from a domain without MX records. When there is no policy record adjacent to the MX record, there is no policy, and don't go looking.