[dns-operations] Delegation checking (was: Re: Some DNSSEC trivia)
Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Wed Jan 9 21:27:22 UTC 2008
> On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 11:05:49AM -0800, Jo Rhett wrote:
> > >registries attempt to enforce this rule without the ability to notify
> > >registrants that their names are going dark.
> > People keep saying this, but the registration agreement as far back
> > at 1993 (earliest I have) says that it's the registrant's
> > responsibility to keep their contact information up to date.
> That doesn't matter. Registries aren't allowed to contact the
> registrants directly. They have to go through the registrars.
So? Have them go through the registrar! They get 21 days
less whatever the registrar takes to forward the notice.
Given that that could be down to as little as 1 second I
don't think that will be a problem.
We have recieved the following notice from the
XXXX registry that they intend to remove the following
records from the XXXX zone on <date>.
Please find attached the report from XXXX registry indicating
what is required to be done to prevent this. Please contact
if you wish help in understanding the report.
> isn't that surprising: retailers don't like retail customers to be
> talking to wholesalers generally. So if the registry performs an
> action on a domain, and it causes the domain to go dark, there is the
> potential of the registrant quite correctly complaining that s/he
> wasn't informed of the action by the registry.
> This is the reason, I expect (but IANAL, &c.) that ICANN's pages and
> just about every registry's tech support will tell registrants to talk to the
> registrar about problems _first_: the registrar is supposed to be the
> only point of contact between the DNS and the registrant.
> I understand why people of a technical bent think the above state of
> affiars is inefficient and prone to needless points of failure. But
> if you look at it as a piece of social engineering designed to work
> around an old state of affairs (a single registry company with control
> over several important TLDs, and anxiety on the part of the community
> about same), it makes a certain amount of sense.
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