Nslookup and fully qualified name

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Sat Jan 24 09:38:45 UTC 2004

On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 06:34:15PM +0000,
 phn at icke-reklam.ipsec.nu <phn at icke-reklam.ipsec.nu> wrote 
 a message of 31 lines which said:

> The format of the domain name, it's illegal 

As a domain name, it is certainly LEGAL. As an host name, it WAS
illegal but it is no longer.

> See rfc1123 for details  

On the contrary, RFC 1123 was the one which authorized all-digits
names (before RFC 1123, you needed an initial letter).

Read it: 2.1  "Host Names and Numbers", p.13

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