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Re: ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs
- From: Roger Marquis
- Date: Fri Jun 27 23:11:46 2008
On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Christopher Morrow wrote:
1) Fast flux 2) Botnets 3) Domain tasting 4) valid contact info
These are separate and distinct issues...
They are separate but also linked by being issues that only be addressed at
the registrar level, through TOS. Since some registrars have a financial
incentive not to address these issues, in practice, they can be implemented
only by ICANN policy (mandated much like the domain refund period).
I'd point out that FastFlux is actually sort of how Akamai does
it's job (inconsistent dns responses)
That's not really fast flux. FF uses TTLs of just a few seconds with
dozens of NS. Also, in practice, most FF NS are invalid. Not that FF has
a fixed definition...
Domain tasting has solutions on the table (thanks drc for
linkages) but was a side effect of some
customer-satisfaction/buyers-remorse loopholes placed in the
The domain tasting policy was, if I recall, intended to address buyers of
one to a few domains, not thousands. Would be a simple matter to fix, in a
I'm not sure a shipping company really is the best place to
solicit... or did you mean DHS? and why on gods green earth
would you want them involved with this?
Yes, sorry, DHS. :-) At least they are sensitive to security matters and
would, in theory, not be as easily influenced by politics as was the NSF.