[dns-operations] Delegation health was Re: Worst current practice example

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Tue May 4 15:01:32 UTC 2010

In message <20100504141057.GA24059 at shinkuro.com>, Andrew Sullivan writes:
> On Tue, May 04, 2010 at 11:08:19PM +1000, Mark Andrews wrote:
> > is the desired result.  I suspect most registants would be more
> > than happy to have someone catch and report their errors to them
> > as they are not always easily visible unless you are a external
> > party.
> But as has been pointed out repeatedly whenever this topic comes up,
> many registries are not allowed to contact registrants directly.
> Registrars could do this for their registrants if they wanted (and in
> fact some do).  If registries do this and detect a problem, they don't
> even know that they have anything useful to do, because the registrar
> might not be the DNS operator (cf. other discussions about
> "ripple-free transfer" and DNSSEC).  

And all these registries made these contracts with the registrars
well after RFC 1034 was published.  It shouldn't be our problem
that they stuffed up with their contract negotiations (or ICANN
stuffed up on their behalf).  It's up to them to correct the problem.

Mark Andrews, ISC
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