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

Brett brettcarr at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 14:16:35 UTC 2016

On 22 March 2016 at 09:00,  <support at cloudwebdns.com> wrote:
> Google DNS has no error. But the ws domain's authorized nameserver has
> hijacked the domain IMO.

As others have said this is not hijacking. The registry by definition
has control over unregistered domains in it's TLD and therefore it is
perfectly within it's rights to do this.
There are clauses in the new GTLD registry agreements that do not
allow wildcards (for various reasons) but of course this is a ccTLD
and therefore there is no contract with ICANN.
There may of course be a contract between the government of Western
Samoa and the registry but I doubt that is in the public domain.


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