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Re: [DNSOP] Public Suffix List

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 11:09:17 +0100
To: Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org, dnsop@ietf.org
Message-ID: <20080610100917.GA25910@shareable.org>

Gervase Markham wrote:
> Jamie Lokier wrote:
> > Gervase Markham wrote:
> >>> Wouldn't it be more appropriate for MyBank to _itself_ say the history
> >>> for these sites should be grouped?  E.g. in an HTTP response header,
> >>> or DNS record for mybank.co.uk?
> >> The total amount of effort required for this solution is mind-boggling.
> > 
> > How is it more work for them to publish over DNS or HTTP, than to send
> > you the information to publish, with the associated time lag etc?
> 
> Your solution requires every site to set HTTP response headers, or every
> ISP to contact their customers to get the correct values for the DNS
> records.
>
> My solution involves communicating with a far smaller group.

No, I don't think so.

The information would be published in the ISP's TLD-alike domain, not
the customer's subdomains.  E.g. 'co.uk', not 'mybank.co.uk', assuming
the information is "each domain $WORD.co.uk is independent".

The values are the same information that you are gathering.  The
ISP/NIC (Nominet UK for .co.uk) does not need to contact their
customers for this: it's a .co.uk policy.

> > You've asked for the same thing: for administrators of certain domains
> > to provide you with information about independent or related users of
> > those subdomains.
> 
> But the two plans are talking about two different sets of admins, one
> vastly larger than the other.

See above.

-- Jamie
Received on Tuesday, 10 June 2008 10:09:54 GMT

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