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Re: more on lame-delegation.org, seems to waste IP space and DNS
From: Niels Bakker <niels=nanog () bakker net>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 17:17:14 +0200


* bicknell () ufp org (Leo Bicknell) [Tue 17 Jun 2003, 16:34 CEST]:
I'm sure a lot of people would like to be able to register a zone
and not point it at any nameservers, and not even have it appear
in the top level zone files.  Many people "sit" on a zone for many
reasons, and in most cases having to point them at a nameserver
just to register it is pointless and stupid.

FWIW, at least the .ch TLD registrar allows reservation of domains
without putting them in the zone file.

The only disadvantage I see with this is that my preferred way of
checking whether a domain is available for registration (`dig ns
dom.ain.') no longer works.

The .nl registrar used to differentiate between "reserved" domains
(words that were considered too generic when those weren't allowed
to be registered as domains) by returning NOERROR and no data instead
of NXDOMAIN.


        -- Niels.

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                                  The generation of random numbers is
                                     Too important to leave to chance


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