[dns-operations] namecheap to the white courtesy phone, please

Wayne MacLaurin wayne at maclaurin.ca
Tue Oct 21 01:55:53 UTC 2014


Welcome to a the broken legacy of ancient home-grown DNS code and how difficult it is to “undo” bad decisions of the past.

In this case, the domain in question was registered with Enom who has historically supported CNAMEs at the apex.  Its one of those things that makes sense to everybody outside the DNS technical community.

We are actively working on a project to replace the existing legacy infrastructure and remediate the broken behavior.   Its taking longer than we had hoped but its coming….

If anybody comes across Enom, Name.com <http://name.com/> or Rightside.co <http://rightside.co/> related issues, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Wayne MacLaurin
CTO Rightside
wayne at rightside.co


> On Oct 20, 2014, at 2:25 PM, Paul Vixie <paul at redbarn.org> wrote:
> 
> it's not april 1. please stop.
> 
> vixie
> 
> re:
> 
> $ dig @dns1.registrar-servers.com +short thereitwas.com CNAME
> thereitwas.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com.
> 
> $ dig +trace thereitwas.com
> 
> ; <<>> DiG 9.8.2 <<>> +trace thereitwas.com
> ;; global options: +cmd
> .                       74554   IN      NS      h.root-servers.net.
> .                       74554   IN      NS      k.root-servers.net.
> .                       74554   IN      NS      g.root-servers.net.
> .                       74554   IN      NS      d.root-servers.net.
> .                       74554   IN      NS      f.root-servers.net.
> .                       74554   IN      NS      j.root-servers.net.
> .                       74554   IN      NS      m.root-servers.net.
> .                       74554   IN      NS      e.root-servers.net.
> .                       74554   IN      NS      b.root-servers.net.
> .                       74554   IN      NS      l.root-servers.net.
> .                       74554   IN      NS      i.root-servers.net.
> .                       74554   IN      NS      c.root-servers.net.
> .                       74554   IN      NS      a.root-servers.net.
> ;; Received 509 bytes from 10.62.200.11#53(10.62.200.11) in 158 ms
> 
> com.                    172800  IN      NS      k.gtld-servers.net.
> com.                    172800  IN      NS      c.gtld-servers.net.
> com.                    172800  IN      NS      g.gtld-servers.net.
> com.                    172800  IN      NS      i.gtld-servers.net.
> com.                    172800  IN      NS      a.gtld-servers.net.
> com.                    172800  IN      NS      e.gtld-servers.net.
> com.                    172800  IN      NS      h.gtld-servers.net.
> com.                    172800  IN      NS      f.gtld-servers.net.
> com.                    172800  IN      NS      b.gtld-servers.net.
> com.                    172800  IN      NS      l.gtld-servers.net.
> com.                    172800  IN      NS      d.gtld-servers.net.
> com.                    172800  IN      NS      j.gtld-servers.net.
> com.                    172800  IN      NS      m.gtld-servers.net.
> ;; Received 492 bytes from 192.112.36.4#53(192.112.36.4) in 5253 ms
> 
> thereitwas.com.         172800  IN      NS      dns2.registrar-servers.com.
> thereitwas.com.         172800  IN      NS      dns1.registrar-servers.com.
> thereitwas.com.         172800  IN      NS      dns3.registrar-servers.com.
> thereitwas.com.         172800  IN      NS      dns4.registrar-servers.com.
> thereitwas.com.         172800  IN      NS      dns5.registrar-servers.com.
> ;; Received 369 bytes from 192.55.83.30#53(192.55.83.30) in 432 ms
> 
> thereitwas.com.         60      IN      CNAME  
> thereitwas.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com.
> .                       518400  IN      NS      a.root-servers.net.
> .                       518400  IN      NS      b.root-servers.net.
> .                       518400  IN      NS      c.root-servers.net.
> .                       518400  IN      NS      d.root-servers.net.
> .                       518400  IN      NS      e.root-servers.net.
> .                       518400  IN      NS      f.root-servers.net.
> .                       518400  IN      NS      g.root-servers.net.
> .                       518400  IN      NS      h.root-servers.net.
> .                       518400  IN      NS      i.root-servers.net.
> .                       518400  IN      NS      j.root-servers.net.
> .                       518400  IN      NS      k.root-servers.net.
> .                       518400  IN      NS      l.root-servers.net.
> .                       518400  IN      NS      m.root-servers.net.
> ;; Received 303 bytes from 173.245.59.40#53(173.245.59.40) in 139 ms
> 
> -- 
> Paul Vixie
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