[SURBL-Discuss] ccTLDs and multiple queries

Eric Kolve ekolve at comcast.net
Wed Apr 21 16:17:50 CEST 2004

On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 03:06:52PM -0700, Jeff Chan wrote:
> 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.

Not to beat a dead horse, but one benefit of having a wildcard A record
would be that we only have to keep this kind of logic in one place 
(surbl).  As it stands, both the client and the server need to keep
their rules in sync in order for queries to hit. With the wildcard a 
client could query for the entire domain without worrying about what
constitutes a ccTLD or not.  


> 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
> changes.
> Jeff C.
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