[dns-operations] All NSs for a TLD being in the TLD itself

Wolfgang Nagele wolfgang.nagele at ausregistry.com.au
Thu Oct 24 22:53:03 UTC 2013

Hi Paul,

Why would this be unsafe and/or fragile? As was already mentioned the root zone has to include glue for whichever name you choose anyway, due to the position in the hierarchy - so it's just a matter of reducing unnecessary dependencies for us. Happy to hear thoughts besides the "religious" believes. :)


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On 10/25/13 1:54 AM, "Paul Hoffman" <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org<mailto:paul.hoffman at vpnc.org>> wrote:

The new records for one of the shiny new gTLDs are:

xn--ngbc5azd. 172800 IN NS a.nic.xn--ngbc5azd.
xn--ngbc5azd. 172800 IN NS b.nic.xn--ngbc5azd.
xn--ngbc5azd. 172800 IN NS c.nic.xn--ngbc5azd.
xn--ngbc5azd. 172800 IN NS d.nic.xn--ngbc5azd.
a.nic.xn--ngbc5azd. 172800 IN A
a.nic.xn--ngbc5azd. 172800 IN AAAA 2001:dcd:1:0:0:0:0:3
b.nic.xn--ngbc5azd. 172800 IN A
b.nic.xn--ngbc5azd. 172800 IN AAAA 2001:dcd:2:0:0:0:0:3
c.nic.xn--ngbc5azd. 172800 IN A
c.nic.xn--ngbc5azd. 172800 IN AAAA 2001:dcd:3:0:0:0:0:3
d.nic.xn--ngbc5azd. 172800 IN A
d.nic.xn--ngbc5azd. 172800 IN AAAA 2001:dcd:4:0:0:0:0:3

This works, of course, but it feels a bit fragile for me. Is there a history of this being unsafe? Of being more safe than NSs whose names are in other TLDs?

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