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

Jo Rhett jrhett at svcolo.com
Mon Jan 14 23:45:19 UTC 2008

> On Thu, 10 Jan 2008, Jo Rhett wrote:
>> 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.

On Jan 11, 2008, at 1:23 AM, Patrik Wallstrom wrote:
> I don't agree with that at all.

 From the rest of your post, I think you do.  Let me rephrase: we  
should make the registrant suffer by breaking their web and email  
rather than making us suffer.

> Well, the registrant suffer from bad
> DNS, that is true, but the registrant doesn't really care as long as
> their web and e-mail works. Acting as a registry you should really
> care about a good working DNS structure, which actually means you
> should communicate something to people using DNS. If .SE wants to
> raise the DNS quality from 20% to 10% poorly configured domains, we
> would really want to tell the nameserver operators that they're doing
> a poor job (or at least that they should improve the quality of their
> service).
> So what we soon are doing is actually sending e-mails to nameserver
> operators (based on SOA rname). And that does in my opinion not mean
> that .SE are talking directly to its registrants. I don't remember the
> number of operators right now, but they are far less than the number
> of registrants by the factor of 100 or more.
> (Building on top of the retailers argument above, this is not much
> different from Volvo contacting Volvo owners about their faulty cars
> and recalling them for service.)
> -- 
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