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	Title		: Plea for a Sane Top-Level Domain
	Author(s)	: A. Main
	Filename	: draft-main-sane-tld-00.txt
	Pages		: 14
	Date		: 24-Oct-01
	
This memo examines practical problems in the use of the ICANN generic
top-level domains, in particular that they fail to provide a stable
namespace that is required by some protocols.  The practical problems
are traced to underlying problems in domain name allocation policy in
those domains.  Possible solutions to the problem are discussed,
including the possibility of a new top-level domain to be managed in
accordance with IANA assigned-numbers principles.

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