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

David C Lawrence tale at akamai.com
Tue Mar 22 14:49:01 UTC 2016

Stephane Bortzmeyer writes:
>  David C Lawrence <tale at akamai.com> wrote 
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_hijacking#Manipulation_by_ISPs
> This one is completely irrelevant for the case being discussed here
> (there is no hijacking).

Fair enough w.r.t to the term hijacking, though "completely
irrelevant" is too absolute.  The page is still worth a read for
people, like the original poster, who are unfamiliar with the general

That article describes problems with inappropriate co-opting of what
should more suitably be NXDOMAIN responses, and further goes on to
talk about ICANN's policy position as well as the UK's.  While they
are non-binding to .ws, of course, it's still a relevant position.

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