linux digest, Vol 1 #609 - 9 msgs

Peter Foley pjfoley at
Thu Feb 7 18:35:25 EST 2002

I saw this last night as well and wanted to get =p.  But it
appears as you said that you cannot.

On google I did a search last night for "new top level domains name" and
eventually came to this site.

Which links to :

Here is a listed of reserved names :

Here is the FAQ item for why you cannot register (surname).name :

Here is a company with more info (FAQ Items) :

Hope this helps.  I was interested in getting my name but it appears that
all mail goes to someone's server then gets forwarded to your nominated mail


> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 16:16:12 +1100 (EST)
> From: Jan Newmarch <jan.newmarch at>
> To: Canberra Linux User Group <linux at>
> Subject: Rules for .name names
> 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.
> Jan
> --
> 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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