[dns-operations] Upcoming DNS behavior changes to .com/.net/.edu name servers

Chris Thompson cet1 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Mar 5 16:37:00 UTC 2010

On Mar 1 2010, Chris Thompson wrote:

>On Mar 1 2010, Matt Larson wrote:
>>On Sun, 28 Feb 2010, Doug Barton wrote:
>>> Out of curiosity are these changes still on schedule for tomorrow? If
>>> so, is there a UTC time that the switch is expected to be thrown?
>>The changes are indeed still happening starting today as previously
>>announced.  There will not be a flash cut: in the interests of caution
>>and stability, we don't make any change to the .com/.net name servers
>>all at once.  We are rolling out these changes gradually over the next
>>few days and they will be completed on every .com/.net authoritative
>>server by the end of the week at the latest.
>From here, I see l.gtld-servers.net showing the new behavior, but
>the other 12 showing the old one (as of c. 2010-03-01 21:00 UTC).

I have been observing the transitions with interest since then.
We now see all 13 IPv4 addresses showing the new behavior, but
both the 2 IPv6 ones still showing the old one. I just hope the
latter haven't been forgotten about ... :-)

Chris Thompson               University of Cambridge Computing Service,
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