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

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Mon Jan 13 16:32:46 UTC 2014

On Jan 13, 2014, at 6:52 AM, Alexander Mayrhofer <alexander.mayrhofer at nic.at> wrote:

> As the backend operator for .berlin, we have now removed the respective record from our zone generation logic.

Cool, thanks.

> 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.

Interesting logic. You should bring this up with ICANN, given that you earlier agreed to not put any such records in your zone, but it sounds like you have a believable business case to want something there.

> A similar record has been in use under .at for ages, and never caused any technical nor administrative issues. 

ccTLDs cannot have administrative issues because politics.

--Paul Hoffman

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