[cabfpub] Ballot 144 -.onion domains

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Feb 13 17:58:00 UTC 2015

On 13/02/15 17:51, kirk_hall at trendmicro.com wrote:
> Terrific calculations, Tom -- but I'm wondering how hard it was for
> Facebook to get their multiple .onion domains that included
> "facebook".
> Yes, I'm concerned about the possibility of an exact clash, but I'm
> also concerned about the ability of a hacker to get a .onion domain
> that includes names commonly sought by hackers. 

Insofar as this issue is in scope for the CAB Forum, why can't we solve
it using exactly the same mechanisms we use to solve it for non-onion
domain names?


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