[dns-operations] about NXDOMAIN under the TLD .ws

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Tue Mar 22 09:23:22 UTC 2016

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 08:50:00AM +0000,
 张在峰 <zhangzaifeng at 360.cn> wrote 
 a message of 163 lines which said:

> Why .ws don’t reply NXDOMAIN for non-existent domains, but return a
> valid A record which rdata is

Because there is a wildcard in .ws :

% dig @ns2.dns.ws \*.ws          
*.ws.                   300 IN A

Wildcards are described in RFC 1034, section 4.3.3.

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