Author pitrou
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Date 2014-02-02.12:49:35
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> I'd prefer to leave the trailing dots. It's the technically correct thing to do.

It depends what we're talking about. Hostnames (in the general sense)
don't carry a trailing dot except in DNS queries. So I'd argue the
trailing dot is more part of the DNS protocol than of the hostname

As for what the "host" command does, it doesn't add any trailing dots

$ host domain name pointer XXX.
$ host ::1 domain name pointer XXX.

(this is bind9-host from Ubuntu)

The Wikipedia page doesn't use trailing dots:

Neither do the examples from the RIPE itself:
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