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Bug 334991

Summary: Use reserved Top Level DNS Names instead of (work|home).com
Product: Documentation Reporter: Torsten Veller (RETIRED) <tove>
Component: OtherAssignee: Gentoo Board of Trustees <trustees>
Severity: normal CC: nightmorph
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Other   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: lists.xml patch

Description Torsten Veller (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-08-28 11:07:25 UTC
replace w* and h* with work.example and home.example
Comment 1 Torsten Veller (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-08-28 11:08:17 UTC
Created attachment 245103 [details, diff]
lists.xml patch
Comment 2 nm (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-08-28 23:35:30 UTC
Too trivial to do. It'd be an extra burden on our translators, and ".example" isn't as obvious as ".com" when it comes to showing an example of "this is an email address."

Thank you for the report and the patch, though. :)
Comment 3 Torsten Veller (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-08-29 04:30:43 UTC
We do not own w* nor h* We shouldn't use them in our documentation.

example is a TLD used for documentation per

Comment 4 Torsten Veller (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-08-31 06:04:15 UTC
Bah, I wanted to reopen this bug.

Make Jim and James from work and home dot com happy again ;)
If you want more obvious examples, you can use your own work and home addresses or and But using third-party domains is wrong.
Comment 5 nm (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-08-31 06:34:38 UTC
Meh, they can "recommend" all they want to in that RFC, but I'm not going to change the page, per comment #2.
Comment 6 Torsten Veller (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-08-31 06:44:10 UTC
it's wrong.
Comment 7 nm (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-08-31 07:41:00 UTC
And I told you already that RFC is just a recommendation, not letter and law. Given the stuff in comment #2, the change is not worth making.

Quit reopening this bug, please. It's not going to happen.