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

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Sat Jan 11 02:35:55 UTC 2014

> # 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."

you asked for a txt rr and got one

as to the content of the txt rr, it seems to say you may not transfer
the zone file.  not being able to transfer the zone file is rather

this is about as exciting as a schnitzel.

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