News about the .HT domain

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Fri Jan 15 10:49:00 CST 2010


I have no information about the state of the Internet links in Haiti
(everything seems down) but, for the .HT top-level domain, here are a
few news.

.HT has six name servers, four outside of the country. They were not
affected so .HT never had a problem resolving. Main DNS lesson: always
put name servers in very diverse places.

The master was in Port-au-Prince and is unreachable, probably for a
long time. A new (stealth) master has been set up in Australia by
Cocca and the slaves are now reconfigured to use it. Two already do it
and therefore the zone no longer risks expiration (and can even be
modified).

You may find information at <http://blog.icann.org/2010/01/haiti/>.

% check_soa ht
There was no response from ns2.nic.ht
There was no response from ns1.nic.ht
dns.princeton.edu has serial number 2010011198
charles.cdec.polymtl.ca has serial number 2010011198
ht-ns.anycast.pch.net has serial number 2010011615
ns3.nic.fr has serial number 2010011615
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