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

Jo Rhett jrhett at svcolo.com
Thu Jan 10 22:18:06 UTC 2008

On Jan 10, 2008, at 1:54 AM, Patrik Wallstrom wrote:
> On Wed, 09 Jan 2008, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 11:05:49AM -0800, Jo Rhett wrote:
>>> 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?

Irrelevant.  It's the registrant's job to make sure the contact  
information is correct.  If they don't list a party they trust to  
solve DNS problems, then they suffer.

Jo Rhett
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