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Re: Top Level Domain Finder Tools

  • From: Simon Higgs
  • Date: Sat Mar 17 20:56:10 2001

At 11:29 PM 3/17/01 +0000, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:

the collisions dont seem to be being avoided

Checking (AlterNIC) nameserver for .SHOP
Checking (NEWNET) nameserver for .SHOP
Checking (NS) nameserver for .SHOP

See - you open it up and it all falls apart

These "finder tools" are bobbins, they just query against a botched
together list of servers.
The tools are designed to find the existing collisions and prevent future collisions. So there's nothing wrong with the tools. They're working! The result, as you correctly point out, is that the "botched together list of servers" are now visible to everyone and will need to be fixed somehow. That is the entire point of making the tools available.

.. also ORSC sounds techie friendly - it has the word open in so it must
be good - but c'mon theres no difference between it and or
I wouldn't put any money down on that bet. ORSC is a non-profit Delaware corp., and it's only product is a published root zone which it gives away for free. is a for-profit/VC-funded registry/registrar operation. Not quite the same thing at all.

having said that maybe it would be better than icann.. only
problem is who has to give them the authority and make everyone abide by
You do, along with everyone else that has control over where their DNS points (per RFC2826).


On Sun, 18 Mar 2001, Patrick Corliss wrote:

> Simon Higgs <> wrote:
> On Sunday, March 18, 2001 8:12 AM (AEST)
> > TLD Finder Tools (collision avoidance tools) are available for people to
> > see which TLDs are already "in play":
> >
> >
> > ORSC have a Top Level Domain Finder which queries the ORSC root zone:
> >
> >
> > Planet Communications & Computing Facility (PCCF - who run the .GOD
> > registry) have a TLD Finder which queries multiple roots:
> >
> >
> AlterNIC's newest tool

Best Regards,

Simon Higgs

It's a feature not a bug...

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