Bare TLD resolutions

Jay Ashworth jra at
Wed Sep 17 22:01:59 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Doug Barton" <dougb at>

> > I want to return NXDOMAIN *because there is no record of that type
> > at that node*.
> >
> > That was the underlying point here; I thought that was pretty clear.
> But that's not what NXDOMAIN means. :) You get an NXDOMAIN response
> when there is no label at that point in the tree, period. In the case
> you specify you get the combination of NOANSWER + NOERROR if there is no
> address record, but there are other records (like there are at a zone
> apex).

D'oh.  Yes; I overspecified.  Damn.

> hth,

It did; thanks. 

Well, except for John, but he thinks I'm an idiot dilettante anyway.  :-)

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