[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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