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Re: ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs
Matthew Petach (mpetach) writes: > > That was amusing. Firefox very handily took me to a search > results page listing results for the word "museum", none of > which was the actual page in question. ... and Safari took me to www.museum.com. > Thanks for all the pointers! I guess I won't be suggesting the > use of such TLDs as gmail and ymail as a way to shorten up > email addresses for people, given the inconsistent behaviour > of client resolvers. ^_^; This is not only about client resolvers, it's equally about the individual applications and their choice of how to handle a single-label domain name, or just domain names (FQDN or not) in particular. Most often you'll see that the regular expressions used to parse what is considered to be a valid domain -- or even the policy that decides whether a given name has a special meaning or not -- will vary wildly. Most of them are wrong, or don't do the expected thing.