[dns-operations] When TLDs have apex A records

Scott McGrath mcgrath at fas.harvard.edu
Fri Jul 3 19:43:16 UTC 2009

Old MTA's depended upon this behavior as well,   AD also uses this where 
the apex A record is the IP of the server holding the PDC emulator FSMO 

Sitefinder and it's offspring took a useful feaure and made it into 
something else...

David Conrad wrote:
> On Jul 2, 2009, at 9:41 PM, Randy Bush 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.
>> i hear icann, at their meddling best, has now outlawed that.  so i  
>> think
>> i'll probably put one or two in when i get a spare moment.
> Didn't know you were such a fan of SiteFinder.
> Of course, ICANN doesn't have the power to 'outlaw' anything wrt the  
> ccTLDs, only request countries abide by documented polices and  
> practices.  I gather you considered the IAB meddling when they posted http://www.iab.org/documents/docs/2003-09-20-dns-wildcards.html 
> .
> More pragmatically, do you have substantive criticism of http://www.icann.org/en/committees/security/sac015.htm?
> Regards,
> -drc
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