Bare TLD resolutions

Jay Ashworth jra at
Wed Sep 17 21:48:58 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrew Sullivan" <asullivan at>

> On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 04:57:52PM -0400, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > No, I was confusing you for someone who understood -- as everyone else
> > here seems to have -- that I meant "querying for an A, AAAA, or MX record".
> You want to return NXDOMAIN for a name only when the QTYPE is A, AAAA,
> or MX, and not everything else? Presumably you don't want to do
> negative caching?

I want to return NXDOMAIN *because there is no record of that type at that

That was the underlying point here; I thought that was pretty clear.

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