[dns-operations] Is it illegal to query the .berlin TLD servers?

Rubens Kuhl rubensk at nic.br
Fri Jan 10 20:45:05 UTC 2014

Em 10/01/2014, à(s) 18:09:000, Florian Streibelt <dnsops_x730df7439 at spamfaenger.f-streibelt.de> escreveu:

> I stumbled upon this via twitter, so is it illegal to use a caching resolver,
> when querying for .berlin entries?
> Or is it even illegal to respond, when a client sends a query, as I do not
> have an explicit written agreement with nic.berlin. to use their TLD?
> # dig +short txt berlin
> ;; Truncated, retrying in TCP mode.
> "The .berlin-zone is protected through the German Copyright-Law. " "Beyond it
> is protected by criminal law and data protection law. " "Unauthorised entry to
> the zone is prohibited. " "All rights, in particular the right of duplication,
> circulation or usage, belong exclusively to nic.berlin, unless you have an
> explicit written agreement with nic.berlin."

Actually this is a compliance issue, as only NS, DS and glue records should be present at the zone... 


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