Re: DNS: whois servers and official domains

Re: DNS: whois servers and official domains

From: Jeff Williams <jwkckid1§ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 04:59:40 +0100
Robert and all,

Robert Elz wrote:

>   | There are only 4 Routable subdomains to .au back to the 13 legacy root
>   | servers currently.  This is not to say that they are "Official" or
>   | "Authorized" from within Australia, rather that the DN's registered under
>   | other subdomains/subnets to .au are not visible globally.
>
> It us truly amazing that someone who obviously knows so little about how
> the DNS actually works can continue to pretend to make comments about DNS
> issues.
>
> The root servers (nb "THE ROOT SERVERS" there is no "legacy" in there)
> know only the servers for AU.

  Are you saying that there are no Legacy Root servers in the DNS structure
A-M Robert?

> That's all they're required or expected
> to know.   Anything else that happen to know is gratuituous and unnecessary.
> The AU servers provide information about the sub-domains of AU, not the
> root servers.

  For the most part this is correct.  However .au.com is a routeable subdomain to
the Root servers A-M currently for example.  But actually you made my point
Robert.  That being that as far as to .AU and the subsequent Name Servers
for .AU subdomains is concerned you are correct.  And that was the point I was
attempting to make.

>
>
> All of the root servers correctly know the servers for AU.

  Exactly correct.  And that was my point.  There are however four exceptionsone
of them being .au.com.  Which was being discussed earlier on this an another
thread, hence my post for clarity.

> All of the AU
> servers correctly know the servers for all of the sub-domains of AU.

  Exactly correct as stated here.

> All
> of .AU is visible globally (from any part of the internet correctly configured
> to reference the root servers, anyone attempting to use any other operational
> implementation of the DNS is entirely on their own).

  This is essentially correct as well.  There are however, as I said 4 sub domains
that
are routed to the Root servers as well, and .au.com and .au.net is another.

To Wit:
NetRegistry Pty Ltd AU20-DOM
   PO Box 2088
   Sydney, NSW 1043
   AU

   Domain Name: AU.COM

   Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
      Main, Dominique  MD437-ORG  dmain&#167;NETREGISTRY.AU.COM
      +61-2-9555 6299
Fax- +61-2-9555 5808
   Billing Contact:
      Main, Dominique  MD437-ORG  dmain&#167;NETREGISTRY.AU.COM
      +61-2-9555 6299
Fax- +61-2-9555 5808

   Record last updated on 04-May-98.
   Record created on 03-Apr-98.
   Database last updated on 20-Jun-98 04:14:49 EDT.

   Domain servers in listed order:

   NS.AU.COM                    203.29.204.101
   NS2.AU.COM                   203.17.238.15

Australian Academic and Research Network AU2-DOM
   GPO Box 1142 Canberra
   Canberra, ACT 2601
   AU

   Domain Name: AU.NET

   Administrative Contact:
      Huston, Geoff  GH105  gih&#167;TELSTRA.NET
      +61 2 6208 1908 (FAX) +61 6 248 6165 (FAX) +61 2 6248 6165
   Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
      Linton, Andy  AL152  asjl&#167;NETLINK.CO.NZ
      +64 4 916 5312 (FAX) +64 4 916 5300
   Billing Contact:
      Huston, Geoff  GH105  gih&#167;TELSTRA.NET
      +61 2 6208 1908 (FAX) +61 6 248 6165 (FAX) +61 2 6248 6165

   Record last updated on 24-Nov-97.
   Record created on 21-Oct-93.
   Database last updated on 20-Jun-98 04:14:49 EDT.

   Domain servers in listed order:

   NS.TELSTRA.NET               203.50.0.137
   NS1.TELSTRA.NET              139.130.4.5



>
>
> kre

 Regards,

--
Jeffrey A. Williams
DIR. Internet Network Eng/SR. Java/CORBA Development Eng.
Information Network Eng. Group. INEG. INC.
E-Mail jwkckid1&#167;ix.netcom.com
Received on Sun Jun 21 1998 - 22:18:15 UTC

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