[dns-operations] Uptick in number of domains losing delegation recently

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Tue Apr 22 19:09:33 UTC 2014

On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:01:39PM -0700, Todd Lyons wrote:
> correct DNS.  But when we do a dig +trace for that domain, the GTLD
> servers don't return any NS glue.  

Do you check whois?  I've noticed complaints along these lines are
frequently the result of someone putting the domain on hold (either
registry or registrar, which in registry terms may show up as
serverHold and clientHold).  Often this was someone mistakenly
thinking they were getting "security" (what they wanted was "lock" or
else things having to do with TransferProhibited).  When they did this
through their registrar interface, they didn't know they were yanking
from the DNS.  Of course, since they'd just looked a the home page,
when they tested _after_ making the change they got the cached DNS
data, and so it looked like there was no difference.

Best regards,


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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