Re: [DNS] NetSol and AU nameservers

Re: [DNS] NetSol and AU nameservers

From: David Keegel <djk§>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 12:56:49 +1100 (EST)
Bruce Tonkin wrote:
] In EPP protocol based registries (including, .org, .biz, .info),
] there are separate data records for domains, hosts, and contact records.
] To delegate a domain name to a nameserver, requires the existance of the
] host record for that domain name in the registry.  HOWEVER this registry
] host record does not need to contain the IP address (and in most cases
] SHOULDN'T contain the IP address).
] So if you create the domain, and wish to delegate it to
] and, you should first
] create the "host" records for and
] in the registry WITHOUT the IP addresses.  If
] you create these nameservers without IP addresses, the registry WILL NOT
] create a glue record for them in the zonefile.  Leave it to the
] zonefile to manage the resolution of to an IP
] address.

Bruce, thanks for confirming that information about gTLD domains which
are *newly created*.  You don't need to specify the IP address for (as above) in a gTLD registry like .biz, but
you do need a host record for in that registry.

Presumably the same applies to the .com/.net gTLD registry.

What about say a domain which was created in the 1990s
with DNS servers and
Network Solutions (before Verisign entered the picture) would have held
a host record with and IP address (say)
when the domain was first registered.

Have these old host records in the .com gTLD registry (or at gTLD
registrars) at some point been stripped of IP addresses?  

I have tried looking in for a number of hosts
records I know where the host name ends in .au (for example host and which are used as DNS
servers for .com domains) but cannot find any with IP addresses.
I look after which used to have an IP
address, but not any more.

I don't suppose anyone would know who removed the IP addresses
and when?  I'm glad its been done, to reduce duplication of
information, I'd just be interested to know.

 David Keegel <djk&#167;>
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