Denic (.de) blocking 6to4 nameservers (since begin feb 2010)

Marc A. Runkel mrunkel at
Thu Feb 11 17:57:33 UTC 2010

On Feb 11, 2010, at 8:15 AM, Nick Hilliard wrote:

> On 11/02/2010 12:26, Igor Ybema wrote:
>> Ok, policy is policy and we should not complain. However, I'm asking
>> your opinions about this policy. I find this really stupid because
>> this completely brakes use for 6to4 in Germany and their is no good
>> reason to block it.
> Someone once asked Angela Merkel what she liked most about Germany.  She
> replied "Ich denke an dichte Fenster! Kein anderes Land kann so dichte und
> so schöne Fenster bauen"
> ("I think ... thick windows.  No other country can build windows which are
> as thick or as nice.")

Actually, the translation is: "I think about airtight windows.  No other country can build widows that are this airtight and this beautiful."

dicht = airtight, dick = thick.

> This might just be a cultural thing.  While lots of countries have a love
> affair with doing things badly, Germany realises the value of quality
> infrastructure.
> 6to4 is ghetto.  DE-NIC doesn't like it.  Putting a DNS server on a 6to4
> address serves no other purpose than to say: "There!  I fixed it!"
> ob-url:
> Nick

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