Bare TLD resolutions

Masataka Ohta mohta at
Wed Sep 17 23:35:40 UTC 2014

Doug Barton wrote:

> 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).

Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:

> NXDOMAIN means "There are no records of *any* type at that node".


Though your misunderstanding is common, NXDOMAIN means "no
such node exist", while some node may exist without having any
data, as is specified in rfc1034:

	Each node and leaf on the
	tree corresponds to a resource set (which may be empty).

						Masataka Ohta

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