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The study only addresses half of the story

  • To: sac053-dotless-domains@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: The study only addresses half of the story
  • From: Fred Morris <m3047@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 10:33:59 -0700 (GMT+7)

"SSAC calls a domain name that consists of a single label a 'dotless
domain'." and obviously this is indistinguishable from a hostname.

If they'd instead said that SSAC calls a domain consisting of a single
label and the terminating root "." a "dotless domain", then people would
be scratching their heads as to why there is a dot in this so-called
"dotless" domain.

Therein is the core problem with this study: a definition is made and the
valid usage of "brand." as an FQDN is mostly ignored. I'm left wondering
what problems the assembled experts would have seen with this usage.

(As a footnote, I don't find the phrase "fully qualified domain name" or
"FQDN" anywhere in RFCs 1034 or 1035.)


Fred Morris, Tacoma WA USA

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