[gtld-tech] Delegated strings: WHOIS & SLAs...

Gavin Brown gavin.brown at centralnic.com
Thu Nov 21 09:13:36 UTC 2013

On 20/11/2013 23:00, John Levine wrote:
>> Yep - you're only allowed SOA, apex NS, glue, DNSSEC records and
>> delegations - nothing else.
> That's at the apex of the TLD.
> By my count _whois._tcp.tld is two levels down.

_tcp.tld could not be delegated as "_tcp" is not permissable as a

The standard Appendix A in the gTLD Registry Agreement states that other
records can be added, once an RSEP evaluation has taken place "to
determine whether the service would create a risk of a meaningful
adverse impact on security or stability of the DNS".


Gavin Brown
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