[UA-discuss] Some universal acceptance problems last 15+ years...

Christian Dawson dawson at i2coalition.com
Thu Sep 29 00:40:10 UTC 2016

Speaking of geeky, Rich's email finally made me go ahead and look up an answer to this:


Christian Dawson
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> On Sep 28, 2016, at 6:31 PM, Richard Merdinger <rmerdinger at godaddy.com> wrote:
> True geek J
> From: <ua-discuss-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Ram Mohan <rmohan at afilias.info>
> Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4:53 PM
> To: "UA-discuss at icann.org" <UA-discuss at icann.org>
> Subject: Re: [UA-discuss] Some universal acceptance problems last 15+ years...
> I mis-stated that .INFO was the world’s first 4-character TLD - .ARPA came before J t/h David Conrad
> From: Ram Mohan [mailto:rmohan at afilias.info] 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:50 PM
> To: UA-discuss at icann.org (UA-discuss at icann.org)
> Subject: Some universal acceptance problems last 15+ years...
> On Sep 12, 2001, I helped launch the first non 2/3 character TLD, .INFO. Many of you have heard about how we struggled to get applications, browsers, web forms and email systems to recognize the world’s first four-character TLD as a legitimate extension, including my creation of the Office of the CTO (in a 3 person startup) to get large companies to return my calls.
> Well, 15+ years later, today I was on the website of the Pennsylvania state government, and filled in my email address (ending in .INFO). I hit submit, and here is the prompt that came up. I hit OK, and the site accepted my email and I moved forward with my tasks, but it’s galling that some programmer _recently_ decided that a non 2/3 character TLD based email address merited a warning message.
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> Goes to show how long bad habits persist. Also goes to show why the UASG’s work is important.
> -Ram
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