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Re: AW: Odd policy question.
From: "Jeffrey I. Schiller" <jis () MIT EDU>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 16:44:02 -0500

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Joe Abley wrote:
That's a little over-broad considering the number of registries there 
are (and have been, for a long time). I think it's fair to say that 
even if this was once the case for COM/NET/ORG registries, there are 
many more registries where this was never close to being true.

It seems to me that if someone else chooses to insert 32- or 128-bit 
integers of their choice into their zone files, then there's properly 
very little I can or should be able to do about it. But that's just me.

You are indeed correct. There is also no good efficient way to know if
someone is allowed to use a particular IP address, or will have the
right for the life of an extended contract (like a 10 year DNS

As an engineer, I believe we would need a protocol that would permit
someone to query an IP address to ask what DNS domains it may be an NS
for. A simple client server response protocol. Lack of a response would
mean "all are welcome here." Sort of the analogue of "robots.txt" for
webservers. Then if you wanted to disclaim a domain, you setup a server
and notify the registrar of the offending domain.

Now as a practical matter, I don't see this happening any time soon.
This is simply because this is a lot of mechanism for a problem that I
doubt many people have.

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Jeffrey I. Schiller
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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