Just got on this thing (perhaps very belatedly) - root server trouble?

Rusty H. Hodge rusty at hodge.com
Wed Feb 19 02:04:24 UTC 1997

At 4:08 PM -0800 2/18/97, Chris Russo wrote:
>As was mentioned before, you shouldn't have to pay an ISP to have a domain
>name reserved.

And you shouldn't have to pay for phone service to have a phone number


Then maybe NSI should have a policy for reserving domains without making
them "live", much like they do with the on-hold domains.

But for the time being, since you must have 2 nameservers listed to apply
for a domain, you're going to need someone to provide that nameservice for
you. Just like if you're going to reserve an 800 or 888 number, you need a
long distance company to service it, even if it is routing that number to a
disconnect recording.

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