Always renew your domain names

Matt Levine matt at
Fri Dec 5 17:29:49 UTC 2003

On Dec 5, 2003, at 12:20 PM, Luca Filipozzi wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 11:07:24AM -0600, Mike Hyde wrote:
>> Looks like someone forgot to renew there domain name and another party
>> decided to do it for them, with some slight changes:
>> host
>> domain name pointer
> This isn't a lapsed domain registration issue; we're not talking about 
> A
> records.  It doesn't strike you as odd (read 'a security issue') that 
> the
> PTR records have been changed?

It is absolutely a lapsed domain issue.  The authoritive (arpa) servers 
for the netblock in question (and several other bell blocks) are taz 

I registered it last year (after getting sick of waiting for lookups to 
timeout on traceroutes), created the proper glue records to the 
original NS's and tried to give it back to bell via all available 
channels, nobody seemed to care, so I let it expire.

> -- 
> Luca Filipozzi, ECE Dept. IT Manager, University of British Columbia
> gpgkey 5A827A2D - A149 97BD 188C 7F29 779E  09C1 3573 32C4 5A82 7A2D
Matt Levine <matt at>
"The Trouble with doing anything right the first time is that nobody 
appreciates how difficult it was."  -BIX

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