[dns-operations] check if a domain has been registered via DNS

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Fri Apr 28 16:51:42 UTC 2017

On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:58:12AM -0400, Mark Jeftovic wrote:
> Not unless the registries decide to start pushing some meta-data into
> their zones, (via TXT records?) which I think would be a fine idea, like

Why, pray tell, would this be a "fine idea"?

What I really don't understand is what problem any of this is solving,
since in virtually every registry there is a command to check whether
a domain name is available for registration, and it returns plenty

But adding a third way to find this out, kind of, sometimes, strikes
me as a good way to add to the errors about domain names that people
think are out there, but not really a good way to make anything work

If someone really wants to improve the state of the art with RDS (the
latter-day name for "whois"), there's a whole PDP going on at ICANN
right now about this topic.  It could do with the injection of a
little more technical clue, actually, so I would encourage

Best regards,


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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