[SURBL-Discuss] Re: Placeholder domains to whitelist?

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Mon Sep 13 04:21:10 CEST 2004

On Sunday, September 12, 2004, 11:04:57 AM, Frank Ellermann wrote:
> Jeff Chan wrote:

>> I'll add the ones mentioned in RFC 2606:
>>         example.com
>>         example.net
>>         example.org
>> but we should also include common examples from everyday use,
>> even if they're not technically RFC compliant.

> Be very careful with this.  I know that test.de and invalid.de
> are okay, but generally you can't fix all silly abuse ideas.

We probably would not be whitelisting geographic names like these.

> It's better to support 2606 (example.cno, *.example, *.test,
> *.invalid, *.localhost).  For the TLDs that's no problem, you
> already know that example/test/invalid/localhost are reserved.
> And *.local isn't better (but not officially reserved).

We won't be whitelisting any entire TLDs, even these test ones.

> But something like say local.tv, who knows ?  Maybe they are
> spammers, maybe they don't exist, maybe they are okay.  One SLD
> rarely or never abused might be NIC.* in all existing TLDs.

There's no capability for wildcarding whitelist entries, nor
do I plan to add any.  local.tv would be a geographic name
which we would not generically whitelist.

Jeff C.

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