From:  Ehsan Akhgari <ehsan.akhgari@gmail.com>
Date:  28 Sep 2012 23:02:20 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.dev.tech.network
Subject:  

Re: Mozilla and dotless domains

NNTP-Posting-Host:  63.245.216.66

On 2012-09-28 9:20 AM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> ICANN are running a consultation on the wisdom or otherwise of
> permitting A (and AAAA) records at the top level of the DNS:
>
>
> https://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/sac053-dotless-domains-24aug12-en.htm
>
>
> I propose that Mozilla submit comments saying what a terrible idea this
> is. Something along these lines:
> http://forum.icann.org/lists/sac053-dotless-domains/msg00029.html
>
> Is anyone interested in drafting something, perhaps taking inspiration
> from comments submitted by others? I would expect it to cover the
> unreliability and security concerns arising from the conflict with the
> use of dotless names as internal names. For bonus points, talk about the
> problems with creating TLS certificates for dotless names.

Out of curiosity, would you please expand a little bit on why this is a 
bad idea?

Thanks!
Ehsan