[dns-operations] Input from dns-operations on NCAP proposal

Viktor Dukhovni ietf-dane at dukhovni.org
Mon Jun 6 15:31:46 UTC 2022

On Mon, Jun 06, 2022 at 10:57:01AM -0400, Dave Lawrence wrote:

> I seem to be exceptionally derpy right now, but I'm realizing I can't
> articulate why it can't be done with the standard NXDOMAINs that the
> roots have been issuing all along.

If the "it" is collection of extant use of a suffix, than I think you're
right.  All the prior fancy gymnastics were at the point in time when
the new suffix is actually delegated at the root, but not yet available
for registration of subdomains.  The intent was to let the *users* of
conflicting subdomains know that they are skating on thin ice, before
their favourite domains are directed somewhere even more surprising.

If the need for a signal back to the source of the query is not in
scope, then it seems like NXDOMAIN might suffice.


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