[dns-operations] When TLDs have apex A records

Chris Thompson cet1 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Jul 2 15:08:05 UTC 2009

On Jul 2 2009, David Conrad wrote:

>On Jul 1, 2009, at 8:42 PM, Duane Wessels wrote:
>> I can imagine that the primary motivation doing this is so that
>> users can enter http://tld/ in a browser and find themselves at an
>> appropriate page.
>Or they have put wildcards in at the root.

s/root/zone apex/ presumably. But a wildcard *.tk would not cover tk
itself. Of the TLDs in Duane's list, only three (ph, tk, ws) have
wildcard *.[tld] A record(s), and where they do occur they aren't in
general the same as the A record(s) at the apex.

Chris Thompson               University of Cambridge Computing Service,
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