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Re: Simple Linux to Linux(Debian) email

On 2019-04-12 16:11, Celejar wrote:
On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 07:54:57 -0400
Dan Ritter <dsr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

mick crane wrote:
> I have wondered what they do to stop people broadcasting their own top level
> domain.

Nothing. They don't have to.

If you want a top level domain and you control your own
nameservers, you've got it.

But nobody else is likely to query your nameservers about it, so
it won't be used by anyone else.

This can actually be useful: you can define .crane for use
within your house, and now you have names that nobody else will

And there are actually alternative DNS roots:


I have wondered about this because think when all started it was the intention of a cooperative of computers advertising where they were and where everybody else was so as to be difficult to disrupt the connections whereas now it seems different to that.
Obviously there has to be some agreement about who represents what.


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