[jdev] Second-guessing dns for s2s

Perry Lorier isomer at coders.net
Sat Sep 24 20:53:29 CDT 2005

Tijl Houtbeckers wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 03:36:09 +0200, Perry Lorier <isomer at coders.net> wrote:
>>> Are you playing devil's advocate or are you serious? If I had to guess,
>>> I'd say that 99.9% of public XMPP servers are deployed at [domain].com
>>> or [sub].[domain].com. They're not deployed at
>>> [sub].[sub].[sub].[domain].com. This means that there are generally
>>> never "unused" or "hardly used" domains up the tree from any particular
>>> XMPP server that somebody could stealthily take over.
>> We run our conference server on conference.jabber.meta.net.nz.
> It the tld .net.nz or .nz?

The .nz cc-tld is broken up into several 2ld's .co, .net, .org, .gov,
,.gen, .maori, .school, .iwi, .geek, etc.  You can't buy a 2ld, you must
buy 3ld's.  Thus I own "meta.net.nz", and someone else owns
"fish.net.nz" etc.  This isn't unheard of in the cc-tld space, it's also
used in the uk and australia for instance.  Keeping track of which
cc-tld's sell 2ld, and which only sell 3ld's is fairly tricky.

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