DNS Host Handles/Registrations

Mike Batchelor mikebat at tmcs.net
Fri Nov 9 20:11:37 UTC 2001

--On Wednesday, November 07, 2001 2:58 PM -0600 measl at mfn.org wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Adam McKenna wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 02:17:02PM -0600, measl at mfn.org wrote:
>> > This link is what I was looking for.   Thanks!  I find it interesting
>> > that NSOL is the only one who has responsibility for this???
>> > Shouldn't *all* registrars have this ability?
>> They do.
> No, they do not.  At least for the ones I use (register.com and SRS).

Register.com certainly does do this.  I've used them to make changes to a 
host that was orignally created by NSOL, but the hosts' domain was moved 
after its creation, to Register.com.  NSOL refused to update my host record 
when I needed to change its IP address. They said I had to do it at 
Register.com. A note to support at register.com took care of it.

>> Don't change your info at NSOL if NSOL is not your registrar.
> It appears that the person who "believed" that NSOL was the central
> repository for this was correct.  Changes are made at NSOL, and picked up
> by other resgistrars via whois.

No, changes are made at the registrar for hosts that live in domains that 
are held at the registrar. Eventually the crsnic whois database is updated. 
In my case, NSOL whois still shows the old IP address for my host, but 
crsnic whois has the right address, and so do the GTLD servers.

>> --Adam
> --
> Yours,
> J.A. Terranson
> sysadmin at mfn.org
> If Governments really want us to behave like civilized human beings, they
> should give serious consideration towards setting a better example:
> Ruling by force, rather than consensus; the unrestrained application of
> unjust laws (which the victim-populations were never allowed input on in
> the first place); the State policy of justice only for the rich and
> elected; the intentional abuse and occassionally destruction of entire
> populations merely to distract an already apathetic and numb electorate...
> This type of demogoguery must surely wipe out the fascist United States
> as surely as it wiped out the fascist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
> The views expressed here are mine, and NOT those of my employers,
> associates, or others.  Besides, if it *were* the opinion of all of
> those people, I doubt there would be a problem to bitch about in the
> first place...
> --------------------------------------------------------------------

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