> On Mar 12, 2008, at 1:48 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
> >> ..., but I'd say numeric TLDs are just a bad idea.

> >
> > in the grand scheme of things i fear .EXE more than i fear .123,
> > though.

>
> So you must be terrified of .COM (and .PL and .SH and .INFO and ...).
>
> A fully numeric hostname is fundamentally ambiguous if top-level
> domains are allowed to be all-numeric -- it would make a parser
> writer's life much more complicated (not to mention breaking pretty
> much all existing software that does hostname lookups). I'm not sure
> I see why a domain name that happens to correspond to a file extension
> is that scary. Clicking on http://youranidiot.exe is far less scary
> to me that clicking on http:///
> youranidiot.exe.
>
> What am I missing?


It's also banned by RFC 1123.

>
> Regards,
> -drc
>
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