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Re: [DNSOP] Public Suffix List

From: Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 10:23:03 -0700
Message-Id: <p06240800c474665e68d2@[]>
To: Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>
Cc: "dnsop@ietf.org" <dnsop@ietf.org>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

At 11:10 AM +0100 6/10/08, Gervase Markham wrote:
>Kim Davies wrote:
>>  This thread sounds remarkably like deja vu. Indeed, the TLD community was
>>  rather upset a few years ago by Mozilla taking unilateral action to
>>  introduce a hard-coded white-list of acceptable IDN TLDs without prior
>>  consultation.
>That's unfortunate; but I must say this upset was not communicated to me.
>That policy of ours should have no effect whatsoever on TLDs with a
>responsible attitude to homographs. Our registration requirements are
>not onerous.

For your IDN display technology, Mozilla decides which TLDs have a 
"responsible attitude". Mozilla enforces these rules as a "powerful 
incentive" for TLDs to do as Mozilla wishes. In doing so, Mozilla 
degrades the user experience of TLDs that don't go along with the 
Mozilla rules, such as .com/.net and ccTLDs throughout the world. The 
Mozilla "public suffix list" may prove to be similar.

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--VPN Consortium
Received on Tuesday, 10 June 2008 17:25:24 UTC

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