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

Jay Daley jay at nzrs.net.nz
Thu Nov 21 21:25:09 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
> delegation.
> 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".

Took me a long time to find this (section of the Applicant Guidebook, can't find any appendix so please send if it is different) and that is very clearly about records at the apex.  We are not talking about a record at the apex.


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