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    So do all the cctld's work?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 11 2003, @06:23AM (#11794)
    So, any idea if all of the 2 character cctld's work? I'm thinking of adopting an obscure cctld suffix for email.
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    Code dictates the laws of the net
    by KarlAuerbach on Wednesday June 11 2003, @12:45PM (#11795)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    As Lessig wrote in his book "Code", one of the new forms of channeling activity is through the software/code that runs our automated systems.

    I have hit similar problems. 3COM (yes, they still exist), for example, accepts only three-letter TLDs, and they also refuses to accept e-mail address created by my challenge-response anti-spam system (TMDA - http://www.tmda.net/ [tmda.net] because there are "+" characters in the left hand side.

    Just wait for internationalized domain names - and perhaps internationalized TLD names. That could really throw a monkey wrench into the gears of all those narrow-minded javascript/cgi-bin engines.
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    Ha! serves you right.
    by Anonymous on Tuesday June 17 2003, @02:12PM (#11809)
    You buy a dumb 2nd level TLD and what do you get? Screwed. Yes my friend... bend over and grab your ankles....because you got hosed. Enjoy!
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    New IETF draft about those issues
    by Anonymous on Tuesday June 24 2003, @04:08AM (#11842)
    This new IETF draft ``User Interface Evaluation and Filtering of Internet Addresses and Locators -or- Syntaxes for Common Namespaces'' speaks about those issues (validation of input wrt TLDs, length, characters, etc...) http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-klensin- name-filters-02.txt [ietf.org]
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