[dns-operations] Bloke takes over every .io domain by snapping up crucial name servers

James Stevens James.Stevens at jrcs.co.uk
Wed Jul 12 11:56:36 UTC 2017

Reminds me of when I worked at an Anycast provider, first the client 
would add us into the Zonefile NS, then some weeks later we'd get added 
into the ROOT zone.

When we were only in the Zonefile we'd get about 10% of the traffic we'd 
see when we were also in the ROOT zone.

Not scientific, but approx


On 11/07/17 18:08, Robert Edmonds wrote:
> It's wrong to imply that obtaining delegations for 4/7 of the NSDNAMEs
> for an NS RRset lets you steal 4/7 of the traffic for that zone, though,
> because you don't know what mixture of resolver behaviors you're going
> to get. (Even excluding resolver RTT preference and TTL effects.)

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