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Re: Domain Name NASA.COM
From: Jon Lewis <jlewis () inorganic5 fdt net>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 19:04:40 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 12 Jul 1997, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

I think there's one very clear fact which shows that "nasa.com" was
intended to be used for those mistyping the URL.  Remember that
"www.jpl.nasa.gov" was the URL given out everywhere for the Mars missions.

taz [1] nslookup
Default Server:  localhost.hyperreal.com

Default Server:  ns1.host.net

Server:  ns1.host.net

Name:    www.jpl.nasa.com

It's a wildcard A record.

ls -d nasa.com
 nasa.com.                      SOA   ns1.host.net root.host.net.
(1116285411 2147483647 2147483647 2147483647 2147483647)
 nasa.com.                      NS    ns1.host.net                  
 nasa.com.                      NS    ns2.host.net                  
 nasa.com.                      MX    5    user.host.net
 nasa.com..                      A
 www                            A
 irc                            CNAME irc.dal.net
 ns1                            A
 ns                             A
 *                              MX    5    user.host.net
 *                              A
 ns2                            A
 nasa.com.                      SOA   ns1.host.net root.host.net.
(1116285411 2147483647 2147483647 2147483647 2147483647)

Server:  ns1.host.net

this.is.really.dumb.nasa.com    preference = 5, mail exchanger =
this.is.really.dumb.nasa.com    internet address =
nasa.com        nameserver = ns1.host.net
nasa.com        nameserver = ns2.host.net
user.host.net   internet address =
ns1.host.net    internet address =
ns2.host.net    internet address =

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