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

Calvin Browne calvin at orange-tree.alt.za
Mon Jan 13 05:51:28 UTC 2014

Miek Gieben wrote:

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>> | 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...

| .wien seems to have the same 'issue'.
| I don't really care about this, but it does seem a bit silly to have such a TXT
| record in a DNS zone.
| -- | Miek Gieben Under South African copyright law, this would 
probably give the zone operator some protection against someone 
duplicating the *entire* zone and doing something nefarious. Actually - 
I think that right is already there in the case of a compiled complete 
database, but such a notice would help preserve such right. but then 
IANAL and South Africa != Germany. And I'm referring to the entire zone 
(or a significant portion of it). --Calvin

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