Bare TLD resolutions

Jimmy Hess mysidia at
Thu Sep 18 01:01:34 UTC 2014

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at> wrote:

> The latter would seem to be avoidable by making sure that *DNS resolution
> of bare TLDs always returns NXDOMAIN*.

Not  NXDOMAIN.    When  TLD.  is looked up,  they should always return NOERROR.

And yield, either   (1)  the NS records for the TLD,  for QTYPE NS or 'ANY'

For other queries   TLD.  should return NOERROR  with  Zero RRs in the
answer   (Empty response).

A NXDOMAIN response would be declaring that the TLD does not exist.


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