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

John W.O'Brien obrienjw at upenn.edu
Thu Dec 6 18:13:33 UTC 2018


On 2018/12/05 17:26, Jared Mauch wrote:
> 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.

The existing aliases are under .net. I'll raise the registr{ar,y}
diversity option when I hash this out with the UPHS folks. We may wish
to pluck lower hanging fruit during this round of updates.

Thank you for the tip.

-- 
John W. O'Brien
University of Pennsylvania
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