[SURBL-Discuss] ccTLDs and multiple queries

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Wed Apr 21 16:06:52 CEST 2004

On Wednesday, April 21, 2004, 2:54:01 PM, Jose-Marcio Martins wrote:
> Yeah. But you did the assumption that all the rules are defined at some
> pages told before (bestregistrar, ...).

> But there are exceptions. For example, brazilian domains. Most brazilian 
> domains have three components, but not all. E.g. "cta.br" and "ita.br". 
> These aren't spammers, but an engineering school and a research center 
> from Brazilian Air Force.

Thanks.  I just added those to our two-level-tld list.  Got any
more?  :-)

> Your assumptions are based on the fact that you know all the rules. But 
> this isn't true.

Yes we don't know everything, but we need to make certain
assumptions to be able to write code.  Hopefully those
assumptions are not too far removed from reality.  So far the
results suggest that they are not.

That said, the handling of ccTLDs is certainly somewhat
open-ended. Countries and registrars can change their policies
at any time.  So it will take some minor effort to watch for

Jeff C.

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