[dns-operations] .frl TLD quality of signed delegations?

Viktor Dukhovni ietf-dane at dukhovni.org
Mon Nov 16 22:05:40 UTC 2020

The .FRL TLD is lightly populated, with ~12722 domains at most
recent count.  Of these 1809 are signed delegations, down from
a peak of 4170 in Dec 2018.

Most the decrease has been over the last month, and it seems that
the signed delegations that are aging out are disproportionately
those that were working, with the ones that remain increasingly
likely to be lame or bogus:

	(See generally "TLD GRAPHS" under https://stats.dnssec-tools.org/)

Of the 1809 signed delegations, only 1614 are neither lame delegations
nor fail to return a properly signed DNSKEY RRset.

Perhaps the lame/bogus delegations could be encouraged to fix their

Is .FRL generally losing momentum and seeing declines in registrations?
(I haven't been keeping historical data on the total domain counts of
the various gTLDs, and have only "today's" numbers).


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