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

Rubens Kuhl rubensk at nic.br
Mon Jan 13 15:16:43 UTC 2014

Em 13/01/2014, à(s) 12:52:000, Alexander Mayrhofer <alexander.mayrhofer at nic.at> escreveu:

> Florian Streibelt wrote:
>> # 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."
> As the backend operator for .berlin, we have now removed the respective record from our zone generation logic. As far as I understand, the original intent of the record was to attach a legal notice to the zone that survives a zone transfer, and - as far as i know - the intent was also that this disclaimer would only apply to the zone as a whole. A similar record has been in use under .at for ages, and never caused any technical nor administrative issues. 

There's also been a dot less A record for .dk for ages, but even then ICANN prohibited those on gTLDs and IAB considered them harmful. 


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