Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Sorry Google, no dotless domains

Dotless domains would allow web addresses like “http://search”, but would be tricky to implement without DNS jiggery pokery so serious the IAB thinks we're better off without them. ICANN has now said, in this resolution, that it feels dotless domains raise “security and stability concerns”. Seeing as ICANN's job is to act as “ … coordinator of the Internet naming system for the security, stability and resiliency of the DNS and the Internet's unique identifier system” it's hard for it to sign off on something with the potential to make DNS less secure, stable and resilient.