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Re: more on lame-delegation.org, seems to waste IP space and DNS
From: John Brown <jmbrown () chagresventures com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 10:18:07 -0600


On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 05:03:07AM -0700, william () elan net wrote:

For all top-level domains you can register a domain and not have any
name servers specified for it. In whois it'll say exactly that - 
"no nameservers". 

Not correct, registrar and registry agreements require at least two
name servers.


I'd be very much against removing these domains from root zones entirely, 
but I maybe biased since I use these zone files for my own software.

The 'root zones' have nothing to do with what I'm talking about.  



On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Leo Bicknell wrote:

In a message written on Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 07:05:17PM -0700, william () elan net wrote:
If what they are doing is not ok, what would you propose?

This is a bit of a sideways step, but...

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.

If a domain could exist in that state, then these domains could
just have the lame name servers removed from their records, possibly
existing with no nameservers, until the owner pointed them at the
right place.




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