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Re: ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs
On Mon, 30 Jun 2008, Matthew Petach wrote: > > Or should I always ensure that resolvers reach my domain explicitly by > including the trailing "dot" in all uses, so that my email would be > given out as "myname@smtp." in the hopes that everyone would correctly > remember to add the "." at the end when entering my email address into > their mail clients? Trailing dots in email addresses are a syntax error. > In the past, this wasn't really a concern, as you never had a case of a > single entity owning an entire TLD, and as such you'd never see A or MX > records showing up for an entire TLD. Not true. There have been TLDs with MX and A records for a long time, though they tend to be badly set up, and many MTAs treat single-component domains specially such that email to these TLDs will often not work. http://fanf.livejournal.com/72486.html Tony. -- f.anthony.n.finch <dot@xxxxxxxx> http://dotat.at/ HUMBER THAMES DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND: SOUTHWEST BACKING SOUTHEAST 3 OR 4, OCCASIONALLY 5 AT FIRST AND LATER. SLIGHT OR MODERATE. MAINLY FAIR. MAINLY GOOD.