[dns-operations] Update: Problem in Costa Rica 14 Sept.

Warren Kumari warren at kumari.net
Tue Sep 27 14:51:47 UTC 2011

On Sep 27, 2011, at 9:53 AM, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 09:35:46AM -0400,
> Warren Kumari <warren at kumari.net> wrote 
> a message of 43 lines which said:
>> There was a really well known zone (root? .arpa? something) that had
>> something exactly like that at the end of the zone, and I seem to
>> remember it was not a TXT record (maybe an HINFO?).
> The root. And it was a TXT for the name
> vrsn-end-of-zone-marker-dummy-record.root:
> It disappeared during the great reorganisation of the root zone on
> 2010-07-16.
> There have been a lot of fuss about it
> <http://www.circleid.com/posts/where_did_the_root_top_level_domain_come_from/>
> (it was a time where ICANN was claiming that adding even one TLD to
> the root could destroy the whole known world).

Yup, and Stephane wins the prize....

It this hadn't been answered I'd have suddenly woken up at 3AM shouting something useful like "plenus, I know, plenus!".... This would not have led to marital bliss...


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