[UA-discuss] UA Issue - Need some help

Michael Palage michael at palage.com
Wed Apr 18 01:15:14 UTC 2018



Thanks - drinks on me in Panama.


Best regards,




From: Jothan Frakes <jothan at jothan.com> 
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To: Michael Palage <michael at palage.com>
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Subject: Re: [UA-discuss] UA Issue - Need some help




I saw this came from THE Michael Palage and expedited it ...

This is now escalated within the team.


I see an issue submitted but not a patch - I'll discuss this with the core group there to expedite it.  

The main volunteer, Gerv Markham has critical health issue and has transitioned the project of maintaining the PSL over to github where there new 'owner' who leads the project.


I reviewed the delta between PSL and contracted TLDs and between my efforts and those of another volunteer we found five that needed attention, as well as a missking Kashmiri IDN ccTLD for India to add.

I am in touch with the other volunteers with commit privileges about adding patches for .招聘, .charity, .inc, .llc and .sport and have updated the ticket accordingly.

Still, Edmon pointed out that despite the UASG recommendations, there are some downline users such as Apple and some of the other authors of browsers or software incorporate a static copy of TLD lists into their own releases, and as such, once these hit the PSL it takes time to trickle out into their updates and patches.







On Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 21:33 Edmon <edmon at registry.asia <mailto:edmon at registry.asia> > wrote:

It is likely directly related.
The public suffix list is not always in-sync.

We did identify this issue in the UA007 document: https://uasg.tech/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/UASG007-version-9-2017-02-02.pdf (page 22)
Public Suffix List
The Public Suffix List (PSL), managed by volunteers of the Mozilla Foundation, provides an accurate list of domain name suffixes. This list is a set of DNS names or wildcards concatenated with dots and encoded using UTF-8. If you need to use the PSL as an authoritative source for domain names, your software must regularly receive PSL updates. Do not bake static copies of the PSL into your software with no update mechanism. You can use the link below to make your app download an updated list periodically. The list gets updated once per day from Github:
• https://publicsuffix.org/list/public_suffix_list.dat

This may also be useful:

As you try to outreach to browsers specifically.


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Subject: [UA-discuss] UA Issue - Need some help

Hello All,

I apologize for my silence but I have been buried in GDPR hell.

I have taken a break from GDPR stuff and I am in Bangkok this week for the soft launch of the .SPORT top level domain at a sporting convention. It appears that there are some resolution issues involving the domain which just completed its controlled interruption late last week. Based on my initial analysis it appears that it may be browser based.

I would greatly appreciate it if the list could help me in some trouble shooting by sharing to me your results involving trying to resolve the following 3 domain names which are the only ones in the zone file at this time ALL.SPORT  GDPR.SPORT and NIC.SPORT. The only domain that should resolve content is NIC.SPORT, the other two domain names should provide a pop-up asking for user credentials.  

The Registry Operator for .SPORT also ran into problems seeking to use letsencrypt.org <http://letsencrypt.org>  to obtain an X.509 certificate for the domains. Letsencrypt and they said they used publicsuffix.org <http://publicsuffix.org>  and .SPORT does not appear on their list, see https://publicsuffix.org/list/public_suffix_list.dat 

This may or may not be involved with the resolution problem which appears to be more of a Mac/Safari browser issue. 

I also found some discussion on this topic which may also be impacting .LLC as well, see  https://github.com/publicsuffix/list/issues/639

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. 

Best regards,


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