[dns-operations] Delegation checking (was: Re: Some DNSSEC trivia)

Patrik Wallstrom pawal at blipp.com
Thu Jan 10 09:54:48 UTC 2008

On Wed, 09 Jan 2008, Andrew Sullivan wrote:

> 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.  This
> 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.

But how do you tell the difference between a registrant and a
nameserver operator just handling the DNS for a registrant? You can't.

So, could a registry contact SOA rname?

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