[dns-operations] What's the story on gmail.fr?

Phillip Hallam-Baker phill at hallambaker.com
Mon Jul 7 15:50:28 UTC 2014

Seems obvious enough to me.

The domains were bought to prevent a squatter getting them and they are
parked with a company that does anti-phishing services (among other

The Google DNS records are probably only intended to be read by the parking
service and would be used to signal a change in the configuration.

Well that's how I would do it.

On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 11:42 AM, Chris Thompson <cet1 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Jul 6 2014, Michele Neylon - Blacknight wrote:
>  Gmail.ie redirects to Gmail correctly ..
>> Though I've never seen them advertise Gmail using anything other than the
>> .com
> gmail.uk & gmail.co.uk are delegated to ns{1,2,3,4}.google.com, but they
> give REFUSED when queried about them. Same for gmail.co.nz, gmail.es,
> gmail.in,
> but I don't think I am going to work through all the ccTLDs!
> I expect only someone from Google could really explain what they are up
> to...
> --
> Chris Thompson               University of Cambridge Information Services,
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