Internic procedure problems

Michael Dillon michael at
Wed Jul 19 23:52:14 UTC 1995

I've been thinking about this incident with the wrong address in the .net 
domain for and I have come to the conclusion that the Internic 
needs to review some of their procedures.

First of all, I wonder why they don't run a sanity check on the top level 
zone files from time to time to make sure that the correct domain names 
and IP addresses are recorded. If this were done and a sanity check was 
also done at the time of any changes to the zone files, then this kind of 
problem would not occur. THis is not the first time I have encountered 
such a problem. A few weeks ago I helped a small college in California 
sort out a problem with their email which was the result of the incorrect 
nameserver being recorded in the domain.

Another thing that would be nice to see is some method for updating domain
information similar to the way routing policy is updated. If I wish to 
change secondary nameservers, I should be able to directly update records 
for my domain rather than submit an email request and wait 3-4 weeks for 
an overworked human being to get around to it. This is especially 
irritating for us because when we switched providers and therefore needed 
to switch secondary nameservice, it only took a few days to get the 
in-addr domains changed but our .net domain is dragging on forever.

Michael Dillon                                    Voice: +1-604-546-8022
Memra Software Inc.                                 Fax: +1-604-542-4130                             E-mail: michael at

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