[dns-operations] Bad IP in glue records (Godaddy)

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Fri Mar 6 16:49:47 UTC 2015

On Fri, Mar 06, 2015 at 04:20:00PM +0100, Grzegorz Dabrowski wrote:
> Thank you I've contacted NETSOL to remove that entries but this name servers
> domain getresponse.com (and any other domain). Do you know why such registry
> of namservers are used why .COM operator. If Verisign want to add record
> blindly they should ask DNS instead a DB which have strange entries :(

I don't think Verisign ever wanted to do this.  This was an action
requested by _somebody_ for that domain -- either the registrar or the

It used to be that people would put extra glue in the TLDs in order to
make lookups "go faster".  Maybe this is one of those cases?

> P.S. I agree that automatic glue records in .COM is pretty bad idea. Moving
> name servers is very very painful :(

The problem is that Verisign (and any of the other TLDs) can't know in
advance whether you might be about to move your nameservers
in-bailiwick.  If you did that, the glue would be necessary for
resolution to work at all.  So if you give them in-zone host objects
and give them an IP address, they'll publish it like you asked.  Don't
give them the data :)


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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