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Newbie DNS questions

In article <30hdoa$c5n@babs.nsr.hp.com>, Cricket Liu <cricket@hp.com> wrote:
>Does anyone know why underscores are verboten and dashes are alright?

Allowing both would be far too confusing.

Tim.
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Tim Goodwin        | If alt is the sewer of Usenet,
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From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: comp.protocols.tcp-ip.domains
Subject: Re: Newbie DNS questions
Date: 27 Jul 1994 12:37:45 +0100
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
Message-ID: <315gu9$mg4@pipe.pipex.net>
References: <1994Jul18.222849.13206@zodiac.cca.rockwell.com>
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