[dns-operations] How to transfer DS records to parent zone?

Vernon Schryver vjs at rhyolite.com
Mon Jul 16 15:30:46 UTC 2012

> That doesnt surprise me, for many reasons I have advised against using
> NS...


I see parallels between the responses from some registrars to my recent
words here and the position of Network Solution Inc in the 1990s on
the costs and difficulties of registrations.  If vendors claims about
what the market wants and what is technically and administratively
possible were generally accurate, then registering and maintaining a
gTLD name today would be as expensive, clumsy, error prone, and generally
primitive as in the early 1990s.

> Any of the "Wild West Domains" affiliates/resellers, such as
> cheap-domainregistration.com  handle DS

I think Wild West Domains is an aspect of GoDaddy.

I personally would not choose GoDaddy unless the alternative were
Network Solutions Inc or some others.  My most recent personal
GoDaddy experience was a wrestling match last year to move my
brother's domains.  It was too close to Hotel California.  On the
other hand, instead of the hilarious responses from some registrars
to my recent words here, I noticed during that effort that GoDaddy
had made the rational business choice.  Instead of whining that DNSSEC
support is technically and administratively impossible, that no one
wants it, that it would cost too much, and it's a bad idea in general,
GoDaddy simply takes money to do it.

I wonder if the fact that was almost 18 months ago might be related
to GoDaddy's market share.  It's not that DNSSEC brings market share,
but being not just willing but eager to sell whatever the customer
wants does.

Telling the market that it doesn't really want something is a tactic
that can work for a while if you have the special situation like
NSI, but even an NSI is forced to change eventually.  If I were
running a registrar, then besides having better IPv6 glue and basic
DNSSEC stories than "the market isn't ready" or "send mail to
support," I'd be paying attention to DANE.

Vernon Schryver    vjs at rhyolite.com

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