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Re: more on, seems to waste IP space and DNS

  • From: John Brown
  • Date: Tue Jun 17 12:22:09 2003

On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 05:03:07AM -0700, [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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.
> >