[dns-operations] The strange case of fox.com

Fred Morris m3047 at m3047.net
Fri Mar 4 15:23:03 UTC 2016

On Fri, 4 Mar 2016, Rich Goodson wrote:
> Also, who is to say that I can't have a misconfigured domain if I want
> to?  I have a misconfigured delegation right now that I created for
> educational purposes for a friend of mine who works at a major hosting
> provider.  I created it so that he could demonstrate this very issue
> that we're talking about to customers and people he works with.  If my
> domain was removed with the condition that I "fix" my deliberate
> misconfiguration, I'd be livid.

I can't register i-<heart>-sushi.com either. Well actually the punycode
version, with a heart. Because although there's a unicode symbol, it's not
part of any language collating sequence or something. Something about
hostnames. But the DNS RFCs allow "any octet" in a label.

But you have the same option I do: you could set up your misconfigured
zone under a domain you registered, just like I can set up a label like
that under m3047.com... if I want to.


Fred Morris

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