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

German Hoeffner lists at dns.watch
Sun Aug 17 16:22:24 UTC 2014

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Hi Ken,

what exactly do you mean if the .watch tld is owned by our company?
.watch tld is provided by Donuts (http://www.donuts.co/). dns.watch is
the domain name we rent, that is correct. Owning a top-level-domain
would be way too expensive for a small Bavarian company ;)

We do not provide any "security filters". We want to offer resolvers
where we do not alter any part of the records. Some people requested
this, but right now we do not feel comfortable with it.

Hope I could answer your questions. Let me know if you have more.

German Hoeffner

DNS.WATCH Administrator

On 17.08.2014 04:32, Ken Peng wrote:
> Thanks for the info.
> I have two another questions,
> 1st, does the .watch tld owned by your company fully?
> 2nd, do you provide the security filter as OpenDNS does?
> 在 2014-08-16 06:34,German Hoeffner 写道:
> 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:
> https://lists.dns-oarc.net/pipermail/dns-operations/2014-July/011948.html)
> 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
> 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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