GoDaddy DNS

Jimmy Hess mysidia at
Sat Jan 25 09:20:07 UTC 2014

On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 2:39 AM, Randy Bush <randy at> wrote:

> > I should be clear that there are no bangs (!) in dns.
> the dns is 8-bit clean.  bangs, dots (not as separators), blanks, etc.
> are all valid.  some applications may have trouble with use of some of
> these :)

Not in the right-hand side (RDATA portion) of a type A record.
The  32 bits will be interpreted as the bits of an IPv4 address,  which are
always  4  numeric values  (0 to 255) separated by dots.

" 14 IN A!"

Is right out.

If it were a  "HS TXT", CH TXT,  IN TXT, IN CNAME, IN NS,  IN MX, IN SRV,
 or other similar fields, then sure.

> randy


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