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

Chris Thompson cet1 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Nov 21 12:59:04 UTC 2013

Is the ban on non-apex RRs (such as an SRV for _nicname._tcp.[TLD]) other
than delegations at all driven by the fear that too much of the world is
using BIND's "root-delegation-only" with an exclude list that they won't
change to include new gTLDs (or any equivalent in other recursive nameserver

We all remember the incident(s) that caused that option to be invented,
but I fear it is going to cause trouble for a long time to come.

Chris Thompson               University of Cambridge Computing Service,
Email: cet1 at ucs.cam.ac.uk    Roger Needham Building, 7 JJ Thomson Avenue,
Phone: +44 1223 334715       Cambridge CB3 0RB, United Kingdom.

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