[dns-operations] about NXDOMAIN under the TLD .ws
johnl at taugh.com
Tue Mar 22 17:44:16 UTC 2016
>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.
ccTLDs do all sorts of stuff that ICANN would forbid:
*.FM mail is handled by 1 mail.h-email.net.
*.PH has address 188.8.131.52
*.SY has address 184.108.40.206
*.WS has address 220.127.116.11
*.WS mail is handled by 1 mail.hope-mail.com.
*.XN--FIQS8S has address 18.104.22.168
*.XN--FIQZ9S has address 22.214.171.124
There are also over a dozen domains with A, and MX records at
the top level. .DK has both A and AAAA and has for a long
time. See RFC 7085.
They all know what they're doing and why they're doing it, and many
have been doing the alleged evil for well over a decade so it's hard
to argue that they've caused some great harm that nobody's ever
I'm not saying that *.COM or *.SEARCH would be a good idea, but *.WS
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