Commencing 1/1/2002 IFRACC has announced,
in conjunction with SNRUB and the WWFI, all existing TLDs are to be suspended.
Spokesman for IFRACC, Mr Crispin Delaruse, proclaimed "due to the ongoing
problems with the whole Internet Naming System, urgent action has become necessary.
I must point out, however, than the Numbering System will remain in place, to be
administered by ICAN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers), whose new chairman,
I. Vincent Cantelope Jnr, will attend a press-briefing tomorrow."
All TLDs are to be progressively removed, in the order in which they were
The replacement system - the UD system - will
take the form of Universal Domains. The use of "."s in Internet Name Construction
will henceforth be prohibited.
Mr Delaruse gave the following
hawaii (not www.hawaii.com or hawaii.info
coke (not www.coke.com or
coke.info or www.drink.coke)
These can be used in ways such
lookups will be generated from _rec stubs.
"project rhombus") will ONLY permit UD names.
(For a limited
time, a purpose-constructed IPv8 will be used to maintain crossover compliance. The
_scavenge flag must be set in the ORGN header.)