Rules for .name names

Jan Newmarch jan.newmarch at
Wed Feb 6 16:16:12 EST 2002

Tried a google search and looked around but couldn't
find the answers.

What are the rules governing .name names? I tried to get for hosting family trees, etc, and was told
from Melbourne IT that it was a "reserved name". All names must
apparently be second level with two dots, as in
(so I can't get either). Fair enough, I guess, but
I was wondering where this list of rules is written down.

A/Prof Jan Newmarch
School of Network Computing
Monash University, Frankston, Vic 3199 Australia
tel: +61 3 9904 42 49, fax: +61 3 9904 4124
jan.newmarch at

No-one calls a spade a spade if there's a chance of
calling it instead an HDK ("hole development kit")

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