[dns-operations] Registrar for .net and .com fails to accept an NS in .edu

John W.O'Brien obrienjw at upenn.edu
Wed Dec 5 14:40:55 UTC 2018

On 2018/12/05 06:36, Tony Finch wrote:
> Ray Bellis <ray at isc.org> wrote:
>> On 05/12/2018 01:18, John W.O'Brien wrote:
>>> For those on the list who have been waiting breathlessly to hear about
>>> the next chapter in this little saga, wait no more! My .edu registrar
>>> has informed me that they are unable to register server names with
>>> greater than three labels. So... The saga continues?
>> It sounds like you need a new registrar.
>> To my knowledge any such limitation they're imposing is completely artificial
>> and of their own making.
> It seems EDUCAUSE has a monopoly over .edu - https://net.educause.edu/
> Sadfacepalm.
> One way to work around this is to create aliases for
> uphs{1,2,3}.uphs.upenn.edu under a less problematic TLD.

Discovering existing aliases the hard way while renumbering the
authorities in question, and thence trying to eliminate the aliases is
how I embarked on this saga in the first place.

At the moment it seems the only options remaining are to live with the
aliases or to consolidate in the other direction.

John W. O'Brien
University of Pennsylvania
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