On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 12:00:58PM -0700, Ron Mayer wrote:
> Sure - they're equivalent for resolution purposes; but not
> for human readers. Consider how you would read
> "ExpertsExchange.com" vs
> out loud.
Yes, that's one of the canonical example problems with supposing your
trademarked name will appear correctly in the DNS.
> > PostgreSQL.Org
> In light of the ExpertsExchange example, how would
> you expect that to be pronounced?
"Postgres community", of course :) (More seriously,
"Postgress-queue-ell-dot-org", given that's how I pronounce it.)
> And if resolution purposes are all that matters, note that
> it seems that
> % nslookup 'www.\112ostgresql.org'
> gives me the same result.
Sure. (Although I'll point out that nslookup has been deprecated for
some years now, MSFT aside.)
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