See bug 621708. "If we can't manage that, then we look for verifiable sources such as the web pages of the registry. I've now found a list on auda.org.au: http://www.auda.org.au/domains/au-domains/ Based on that, I agree it's reasonable to remove csiro.au." That is, we need to make the list say that csiro.au is not a Public Suffix. "au" isn't in the list; so does removing "csiro.au" do the right thing? Gerv
Simone: can you figure out the right patch here, please? Gerv
Assignee: nobody → weppos
Added Tyson to the discussion, because he was involved in bug 621708.
I read the full discussion and it's not clear to me why we should not consider csiro.au a public suffix. According to the link posted by Gervase, also gov.au and edu.au are "Closed" 2LDs managed by specific entities. The only difference is that gov and edu are managed "on behalf", while csiro is managed by. If we remove csiro.au, why we should keep gov and edu? Or let me put it in another way: do we really mean that csiro.au can set cookies for all subdomains, such as - http://www.publish.csiro.au/ - http://www.cmar.csiro.au/ - http://www.atnf.csiro.au/ and so on. They seem pretty different sites to me. Or am I wrong? -- Simone
I suppose the difference is that CSIRO is a single organization, whereas the schools and colleges in .edu are all different organizations. There is a related philosophical question about .gov and its equivalents - is the government a single organization? We tend to be guided by the preference of individual countries on this. Based on the fact that CSIRO is a single organization, I think we should remove it. Gerv
Assignee: weppos → gerv
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #672276 - Flags: review?(weppos)
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla19
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