Whose Internet is it?
Posted Sep 18, 2003 16:53 UTC (Thu) by iabervon
Parent article: Whose Internet is it?
The current situation is that, for a legitimate domain, you ask the .net server about the domain, and it tells you to ask some other server (the domain's name server). But for a mistyped domain, the .net server just answers. The current BIND fix allows you to say that the top-level nameservers may only delegate, not respond; any direct response is considered a failure.
This means that Verisign could presumably arrange for the top-level nameservers to delegate to Verisign's regular nameservers instead, and have those report the sitefinder address.
For that matter, I suspect that it would be legal DNS for the top-level nameservers to respond directly for names they actually know (e.g., names of nameservers they delegate to, or names they've cached for the allowed time).
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