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555 1st July 2009 06:43 PM

Adopted Board Resolutions | Sydney, Australia
Resolved (2009.06.26.__), that new TLDs, including ASCII and IDN gTLDs and IDN ccTLDs, should not use DNS redirection and synthesized DNS responses. Staff is directed to revise the relevant portions of the draft Applicant Guidebook to prohibit such redirection and synthesis at the top-level for new gTLDs, and to take all available steps with existing gTLDs to prohibit such use.

13. Board Response to Discussions arising from Sydney Meeting

•Timing of the release of New gTLDs and IDN ccTLDs

sbe18 1st July 2009 07:16 PM

Re: Adopted Board Resolutions | Sydney, Australia
my question....

Is this a cameroon registry nightmare avoidance paragraph ???

synthesizing and redirection was the wildcard ....(*.cm) issue with
Cameroon that Kevin Ham did to grab misspelled type-ins ....

Essentially........ went to him, with google /yahoo ads etc..


is aliasing redirection in any way ?
it is not redirection if there is a legitimate whois with GTLD's.

granted cctld whois is a nightmare for dozens of cctlds.

from my viewpoint is a direct look-up in very close to real time.
validation is 2x to 4x with traditional and simplified characters in the Chinese case....

CJK seems to have eliminated character phishing from what I can tell in china, japan and korea so far..
Again, arabic script phishing is a different issue for farsi/urdu etc....

And aliasing is a process not conducted in the root zone servers themselves...

so is this a roundabout way to say....
wildcarding is bullshit.....we will crack down on it.
but aliasing or whatever it is called eventually in a non root server process is ok ?



Drewbert 1st July 2009 08:03 PM

Re: Adopted Board Resolutions | Sydney, Australia

Originally Posted by sbe18 (Bericht 136349)
my question....

Is this a cameroon registry nightmare avoidance paragraph ???

I think so.

555 1st July 2009 08:26 PM

Re: Adopted Board Resolutions | Sydney, Australia

Some registrars use wildcard DNS systems to redirect users to their own sites when a DNS lookup fails in such cases as a non-existent domains. ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) wants to ban the practice.
According to a report issued by the SSAC, wildcard DNS at the TLD level (and lower levels) is a "destabilizing practice," which among other issues can lead to DNS abuse. SSAC suggested that ICANN prohibit the practice at TLD registries.

When put into practice, wildcard redirection typically occurs when domain names are mistyped, or have expired, or are registered but not put into use, or are not registered at all. TLD operators use the practice to drive traffic to destinations of their choosing. However, SSAC said that such practice is risky, can lead to various attacks, and can put Internet users into precarious circumstances.

Regardless if someone feels like working, this guy has made up some bs explanation of why Japanese campaigns sometime advertise the search boxes instead of the domain.

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