[cabfpub] gTLD proposal

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Feb 1 15:37:55 UTC 2013

On 01/02/13 03:35, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
> I would like to push the entire responsibility for maintaining the
> public suffix list to ICANN.

As the person currently responsible for maintaining it, I would be happy
if ICANN were to maintain a similar list with direct input from
registries. If they were to do so to a sufficient degree of accuracy,
then I could shut down the PSL and do something else with my time :-)

> The public suffix list has always been a hack. It should go away.
> Instead a DNS zone that is a public suffix should publish a record that
> says 'I am a public suffix'.

If we can get everyone to do it, that would be great too.

However, I've not yet heard of much sign of either of the above
happening. :-| I _think_ Yngve drafted some proposals for how to put
PSL-like info in the DNS. But that was a while back.


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