[dns-operations] delegation-only: How useful?

Patrik Wallström pawal at blipp.com
Mon Aug 25 19:37:43 UTC 2008


On Aug 25, 2008, at 8:51 PM, Joe Abley wrote:

>> Several ccTLDs which are not listed in ISC's root-delegation-only
>> exclude list have _nicname._tcp/IN/SRV entries to help WHOIS clients.
>
> I had not heard of that. That's fun.
>
> (Some of those records seem to have problems, unless I'm confused;  
> see AF, GR, VG below. Although as people might have noticed by now I  
> am a fan of the kind of signalling that I might infer about AF and  
> GR :-)
>
> A draft codifying the use of _nicname._tcp.${zone} SRV records for  
> this purpose seems like it might be quick, easy and useful.


A draft has been around for it seems like forever.
http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-sanz-whois-srv-00

There was some talk about reviving it on the CENTR tech list when I  
was doing some moving around of the .SE whois server.

If you want to do some work I would appreciate it. But talk to some  
implementors while you're at it.

-- 
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