[dns-operations] Verisign won't delete obsolete glue records?

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Thu Mar 4 18:06:51 UTC 2021

On Thu, Mar 04, 2021 at 05:24:54PM +0000, Tony Finch wrote:
>But that check doesn't work for delegations that span mutiple registries.
>If gratisdns.dk disappears there's nothing nic.at can do about the
>now-lame nameserver attributes on dotat.at.

No, definitely not.  You cannot depend on the registry to enforce this
if you use "external" nameservers.

>And there were earlier discussions in this thread about how registrars can
>force delegations to go lame so that they can cancel a deadbeat customer's

Of course, but if a host object is renamed there is at least a
mechanism by which you can be informed of it: the poll queue ought to
send messages about such a thing.  (I worked with someone who also
broke this on purpose because, well, he was too lazy to do it the
right way, IMO; but the mechanism at least exists.)

>(Yeah, I'm kind of grumpy about EPP host objects. I can't just write an
>API client that says, make my domain's delegation look like this. The
>combination of inter-object dependencies and asynchronous updates makes
>for a ridiculously complicated state machine that has to poll waiting for
>changes to take effect. Yuck.)

It's for sure impefect.  I think an awful lot of its misfeatures are
really the effect of the RRR model and its implementation in
ICANN-land ca. 2000, but I know others disagree with me about that.


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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