[gtld-tech] Delegated strings: WHOIS & SLAs...
jay at nzrs.net.nz
Thu Nov 21 10:33:22 UTC 2013
On 21/11/2013, at 6:13 am, Gavin Brown <gavin.brown at centralnic.com> wrote:
> 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
Unless ICANN has redefined the word 'delegation' this is not a delegation as there are no NS records for _tcp.
> 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".
That seems sensible but I wonder if it could be short cut on the basis that 20 or so TLDs including some of the largest already have this record and the world has not ended?
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