On Sat, Jan 15, 2000 at 12:03:35AM +1300, Patrick O' Brien wrote:
Do I understand it that RFC 2142 is being cited as the
for user names for email addresses?
RFC2142 is a Standards Track document. It specifies a number of mailbox
names that must exist in any organisation. It says nothing about any
other mailbox names.
Am I also to conclude that there is an issue with
Domainz choice of the
email address "4service@...", and that we might be acting in contravention
to that RFC?
No. There would be an issue with RFC2142 support if the mailbox names
specified in that document were not supported.
Let us look at RFC 2142, and pick out just one
technical aspect -- section 7
the DNS. Let me be even bolder and quote...
Section 7 concerns contact addresses embedded within DNS SOA records.
It has nothing to do with registry technical contact addresses.
So how many technical administrators in the .nz space
The use of "hostmaster" is a recommendation, not a requierement. And
again, it says nothing about technical contact addresses in the register.
Personally, I'd conclude that if there is an RFC
issue with the Domainz
email address, then that issue is much, much wider. Is it really that big
Well, you can choose to be compliant with standards, or you can choose
not to. I would have hoped that Domainz might try to set an example. In
fact, it would probably have taken far less time to verify whether the
RFC2142 aliases were accepted by Domainz's mail server (and to add them
if necessary) than to formulate such an elaborate reply.
Rob, while I've got you, maybe you can do spare a
thought for me too -- ask
how I might feel when confronted with terms such as "l33t w4r3z d00dz"
While there is a corporate/government culture within NZ which finds
the embedding of "nz" into the end of names natty, cute and professional,
there is another, much wider, internet culture that associates similar
spellings with software piracy, denial of service attacks and pornography.
I would hope it was ignorance of the latter that led Domainz to choose its
current branding, not an informed marketing decision :)
A simple explanation would be welcomed, and may
personally come in handy
one day, happy to take it off-line :-)
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