[dns-operations] Hello from the dns.watch project!

German Hoeffner lists at dns.watch
Fri Aug 15 22:34:42 UTC 2014

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Hello everyone!

First of all, a short introduction of myself: My name is German Hoeffner
and I'm working for companies in the hosting sector. One of those
companies is Ideal-Hosting which I am also a shareholder of.
Ideal-Hosting UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is a hosting company located in
Germany, which has (fortunately) very strict data privacy law. We're
involved in many projects which we think the "Internet community"
benefits of.

I've recently been informed that dns.watch was discussed on this mailing
list some time ago. I went through the archive thread (which you can
find here:
and noticed that there are some open questions.

Q: Who is operating DNS.WATCH?
A: Ideal-Hosting is operating the DNS.WATCH Project as a not-for-profit
project. It's important to us that the users and people who are
interested in the project know who is running DNS.WATCH and that they
can reach us in case any they have any questions or issues with our service.

Q: Why are the resolvers slow from certain locations?
A: While we're operating an excellent network in Frankfurt, Germany,
we're not anycasted (yet). We already have specific plans on anycasting
the resolvers and it should go live later this year. However, we will
continue to offer explicit Germany only resolver addresses, as this is
important for some people.

Q: Why is DNSSEC not enabled on dns.watch
A: It is currently not possible for us to set DNSSEC (DS) entries with
the domain api of our registrar. As soon as this is possible, we'll
start using DNSSEC.

Thanks again for all the suggestions and comments on the first thread.
We take all feedback serious, as you can see we've now enabled mail on
the domain as well.

Questions, anyone?

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German Hoeffner

DNS.WATCH Administrator
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