what's a valid domain name?
vyto at fnal.gov
Sun Jan 30 21:47:16 UTC 2011
What is the status of "dotted" hostnames - i.e. a period in the hostname portion of a domain name ?
At one point they were allowed, I believe ? What is the latest official RFC ?
----- Original Message -----
From: Barry Margolin <barmar at alum.mit.edu>
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:34 pm
Subject: Re: what's a valid domain name?
To: comp-protocols-dns-bind at isc.org
> In article <mailman.1583.1296410997.555.bind-users at lists.isc.org>,
> Chris Buxton <chris.p.buxton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Correct, the requirement to start with a letter was removed ages ago.
> > Witness 3com.com, which may have been the first.
> Yes, I'm pretty sure they were the impetus for the change, paving the
> way for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM years later.
> Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
> Arlington, MA
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