What DNS Is Not

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Fri Nov 27 16:51:29 UTC 2009

On Thu, 26 Nov 2009 21:57:46 CST, James Hess said:

> Just because someone registered  EXAMPLE.COM   with one particular
> internet registry, doesn't mean they own the lookup result for every
> DNS server in the world.     All they have paid for is the creation
> and maintenance of entries in one particular shared database,   and
> they only have control for the (large) subset of DNS servers that
> utilize that particular database.
> People can start new DNS roots,  old DNS roots can be superceded,
> there can even be multiple conflicting private roots.

Those who didn't read RFC2826 are condemned to repeat it.

Of course, it's *your* help desk that gets to answer the phone and explain
to your users why www.giraffes-r-us.com went to a nice page of cute pictures
of giraffes when they were at Starbucks, but when they got home to show
their kids, it was giraffe pr0n.
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