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

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Wed Dec 5 22:26:27 UTC 2018

On Wed, Dec 05, 2018 at 02:40:55PM +0000, John W.O'Brien wrote:
> 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.

	Or to host them on something entirely different, eg: upenn.org
and upenn.edu.  There's a number of people who go for registrar and registry
diversity to try and save themselves should something bad happen.

	- Jared

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