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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: Domain Name PR was Re: mod_perl presence at OSCON (and other CONs) is at danger
Date Wed, 09 Jun 2004 15:05:02 GMT
gunther wrote:
> Chris Shiflett wrote:
>> --- gunther <> wrote:
>>> (doesn't exist)
>>> (doesn't exist)
>> A small point, and I would have to double-check, but I don't believe
>> underscores are allowed in domain names. You'd want to replace those with
>> hyphens.
> Right, and that brings up another thing I want to change! :)  Actually 
> you are right. Technically underscores are not allowed although I think 
> some DNS servers and clients may support it (esp. from the microsoft 
> world?). Even though the original? DNS RFC supports hyphens, I remember 
> that many years ago when I worked for, the hyphen worked 
> OK on the server and many clients, but some email clients didn't like 
> the hyphen at all and said it was an invalid domain name if someone 
> wanted to send email to us. So eventually it was changed to
> But if some clients do support underscore, since mod_perl is frequently 
> written with an underscore, may as well get that domain name too in case 
> the client supports it and someone actually types or 
> But still having as a primary project-name 
> related domain name would be there for people who can't type _.

-1. the reason: if it works for some clients people will start linking to it, 
and having other clients fail to connect.

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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