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    example.com is live. http://www.example.com/ | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 14 comments | Search Discussion
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    how about adding a banner ad?
    by lextext on Monday February 04 2002, @10:52AM (#4804)
    User #6 Info | http://www.lextext.com
    Then you could do away with all that pesky budget planning and fee collection.
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    Re: example.com is live. http://www.example.com/
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Monday February 04 2002, @11:22AM (#4805)
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    RFC 2606 is where the example.com/net/org and the dummy TLDs .example, .invalid, .localhost and .test are defined. It never actually says that none of these are ever supposed to resolve to anything on the Internet, just that they're to be reserved by IANA (and presumably ICANN). Apparently somebody at ICANN decided that they ought to make some of those dummy names actually resolve so they can show a page explaining hthat they're reserved. This doesn't seem to explicitly violate the RFC, though there could possibly be software that breaks due to domains resolving that weren't expected to do so.
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    RFC2606 sez...
    by Anonymous on Monday February 04 2002, @11:58AM (#4806)
    5 Security Considerations "Confusion and conflict can be caused by the use of a current or future top level domain name in experimentation or testing, as an example in documentation, to indicate invalid names, or as a synonym for the loop back address. Test and experimental software can escape and end up being run against the global operational DNS. Even examples used "only" in documentation can end up being coded and released or cause conflicts due to later real use and the possible acquisition of intellectual property rights in such "example" names."
    And now, of course, all developmental and experimental efforts using the RFC2606 reserved "example.com" test addresses will now collide with operational DNS. Yet another example of internet instability brought to you by ICANN.
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    ICANN's next revenue stream
    by Anonymous on Monday February 04 2002, @12:23PM (#4807)
    Think of all of the hits that "example.com" will now get because of these misconfigured or test programs.

    All ICANN has to do now is sell banner ad space on "example.com" and they'll have their next revenue stream.
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    Re: example.com is live. http://www.example.com/
    by Anonymous on Monday February 04 2002, @05:19PM (#4810)
    And I wonder where www.example.com lives? Maybe I should do a traceroute:

    10 lax1-sjc2-oc48.lax1.above.net ( 20.398 ms 19.898 ms 20.543 ms

    11 ( 20.863 ms 20.993 ms 21.289 ms

    12 ( 20.849 ms 21.439 ms 20.910 ms

    I must confess, I do like the juxtapositioning of "mdr", "zoo", and "icann.org". It seems entirely apt.

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