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IAB to ICANN: Validity checks for names, 15 April, 2004

Document Type IAB Statement
Title IAB to ICANN: Validity checks for names, 15 April, 2004
Published 2004-04-15
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Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 12:05:03 -0400 
From: Leslie Daigle, Chair IAB 
To: John C Klensin, IETF Liaison to ICANN Board 
Subject: IAB comment on ICANN SECSAC query


Thank you for passing on the recommendation from the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee, namely that:

ICANN should recommend that the IAB consider issuing an informational RFC advising of the issue, and publicising this through the IETF technical community.

The issue relates to the deployment of applications that include some form of checking the syntax of names, where the check appears to be inappropriately implemented.

The IAB has considered this recommendation, and notes that the

Informational RFC 3696, “Application Techniques for Checking and Transformation of Names“, published in February 2004, includes a very complete examination of this matter. Indeed it is unclear that any IAB note would deviate from this document in any substantive way.

Accordingly, the IAB does not feel that the preparation of a separate informational document on the topic is merited in this case.


For the IAB.