godaddy spam / abuse suspensions?

Skywing Skywing at
Mon Nov 17 04:22:05 UTC 2008

Why not just return NXDOMAIN if you are going to all of that trouble and be guaranteed that it'll work for standards-compliant caching resolvers?  I don't see what would be available to gain by adding this extra complexity, and there's certainly a (much) lesser guarantee, or so I would tend to believe, that things will stop asking if they get an ICMP unreach as opposed to an NXDOMAIN.

- S

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Jackson [mailto:jerj at] 
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2008 7:03 PM
To: Suresh Ramasubramanian
Cc: nanog at
Subject: Re: godaddy spam / abuse suspensions?

or how about using an NS that returns ICMP errors instead of NXDOMAIN,
perhaps using anycast for reducing network load?

Would that stop the timeout errors?  server is still lame, you just know

On Mon, 2008-11-17 at 05:15 +0530, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 4:20 AM, James Hess <mysidia at> wrote:
> > One of the secondary/tertiary recursive resolvers may hand the client
> > a cached response that had been obtained before the registrar took any
> > action.
> Yes, and that'd  make a good case for the good old ops practice of
> dialing down the TTL for a while before any NS change is made.
> --srs
Jeremy Jackson
Coplanar Networks
jerj at

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