[council] ALAC statement on resolution of non-existingdomainnames

Demi Getschko demi at agestado.com.br
Tue Sep 16 19:59:14 UTC 2003

There is also some concerns about diminishing the action
of some anti-spam algorithms, that check for the existence of
the sender's domain...  Personally, I'm not confortable with
these wildcards at the gTLDs root...

Demi Getschko

Milton Mueller wrote:

> While I am sympathetic to Jeff's argument on this:
> >>> "Neuman, Jeff" <Jeff.Neuman at Neustar.us> 09/16/03 03:05PM >>>
> >Rather than giving the "technical purist" argument (i.e., the Internet is a
> >sacred animal and anything that alters some of the functionally of the past
> >is "grave"), please provide us with concrete examples, which you have
> Let me note in respect of this:
> >What users do you know
> >that "choose" how they get an error message back.
> >For example, do those who use MSN browser "choose" to get an MSN
> >search redirect rather than an error message?
> In effect, yes. A user can install another browser relatively easily
> if they don't like the services or destinations associated wtih
> error messages in a particular browser. However, no such
> user choice is available when querying the .com zone file.
> --MM

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