IPv6 Glue Records at Dotster / Domain.com

Joseph C. Bender jcbender at bendorius.com
Sun Sep 5 18:17:30 UTC 2010

Martin Hotze wrote:
>> Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2010 11:17:36 -0400 From: Jared Mauch
>> <jared at puck.nether.net> Subject: Re: IPv6 Glue Records at Dotster /
>> Domain.com
>> Opensrs also suffers from lack of v6 glue disease. Last I saw on
>> their forums it said "coming soon" for about a year.
> IBTD. We register our domains with them (Tucows/OpenSRS) and we got
> the entry, but you have to contact support and it is done manually.
> Check my domain hotze.com for proving it.
	I concur with this.  I just finished up bolting V6 glue to a few of my 
domains to test and see how they handled it.  They took care of it 
within a few hours of sending the request.

	What proved to be more disturbing was the response I got from an exit 
survey I'd filled out from a registrar I was transferring domains out 
from (due to lack of V6 support).  I'd told them as such, and got the 
response that while they were, in fact, working on updating their 
DNS/domains handling to deal with IPv6, they *had not considered glue 
records to be part of that*, AND as a result of my feedback they were 
adding handling such to their project.

	This is an established registrar that I'd been dealing with for years, 
they're not exactly fly-by-night.  I have to give them credit for 
admitting it wasn't something they'd considered and were adding it, but 
still terrible they hadn't even thought of something as basic as IPv6 
DNS glue until I mentioned it.

	The OP in this thread said "This seems a kooky reason to change 
registrars."  At this point and time, I consider that any registrar that 
can't handle IPv6 to be one that's worth transferring away from and not 
giving any new business to, assuming one is in the process of deploying 
IPv6 across their infrastructure.

	Perhaps economic pressure will be a good enough reason for the 
registrars to actually get moving and make progress with better support. 
  OpenSRS kept my business because they at least have a mechanism for 
handling glue, albeit not an automated one.

Joseph C. Bender
jcbender at bendorius dot com

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