.COM on the move...

Just in case people have not noticed...

Now that is antitrust activity... betcha that is the one in Spain...

[ On Tue, August 5, 1997 at 09:17:35 (-0400), Marc Hurst wrote: ]

Subject: Re: .COM on the move...

Now that is antitrust activity... betcha that is the one in Spain...

nope, not in spain.

09:43 [52] $ host -aA -l GTLD-SERVERS.INTERNIC.NET
gtld-servers.internic.net. SOA ops.internic.net. markk.internic.net. (
                        1997080101 ;serial (version)
                        3600 ;refresh period (1 hour)
                        3600 ;retry interval (1 hour)
                        432000 ;expire time (5 days)
                        86400 ;default ttl (1 day)
                        )
gtld-servers.internic.net. NS rs0.internic.net.
gtld-servers.internic.net. NS ds0.internic.net.
gtld-servers.internic.net. NS ds1.internic.net.
gtld-servers.internic.net. NS ds2.internic.net.
gtld-servers.internic.net. NS ns.netsol.com.
j.gtld-servers.internic.net. MX 100 rs.internic.net.
j.gtld-servers.internic.net. A 198.41.0.21
k.gtld-servers.internic.net. A 198.41.0.30
k.gtld-servers.internic.net. MX 100 rs.internic.net.
gtld-servers.internic.net. SOA ops.internic.net. markk.internic.net. (
                        1997080101 ;serial (version)
                        3600 ;refresh period (1 hour)
                        3600 ;retry interval (1 hour)
                        432000 ;expire time (5 days)
                        86400 ;default ttl (1 day)
                        )

> ----------
> From: Richard J. Sexton[SMTP:richard@sexton.org]
> Sent: Monday, August 04, 1997 6:30 PM
> To: edns-discuss@MCS.Net; gtld-discuss@gtld-mou.org; newdom@ar.com; edns-discuss@MCS.Net; DOMAIN-POLICY@LISTS.INTERNIC.NET
> Subject: Part of the open process?
>
> I'm curious about this:
>
> ;; AUTHORITY RECORDS:
> COM. 518400 NS H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> COM. 518400 NS B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> COM. 518400 NS C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> COM. 518400 NS D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> COM. 518400 NS E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> COM. 518400 NS I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> COM. 518400 NS F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> COM. 518400 NS G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> COM. 518400 NS J.GTLD-SERVERS.INTERNIC.NET.
> <------------------------
> COM. 518400 NS A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.

Oddly enough that one only appears in the NS records advertised in the
live version of the .COM zone, and not in the root servers:

09:48 [56] $ host -u -C com.
com NS E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET hostmaster.INTERNIC.NET (1997080400 10800 900 604800 86400)
com NS I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET hostmaster.INTERNIC.NET (1997080400 10800 900 604800 86400)
com NS F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET hostmaster.INTERNIC.NET (1997080400 10800 900 604800 86400)
com NS A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET hostmaster.INTERNIC.NET (1997080400 10800 900 604800 86400)
com NS H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET hostmaster.INTERNIC.NET (1997080400 10800 900 604800 86400)
com NS B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET hostmaster.INTERNIC.NET (1997080400 10800 900 604800 86400)
com NS C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET hostmaster.INTERNIC.NET (1997080400 10800 900 604800 86400)
com NS D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET hostmaster.INTERNIC.NET (1997080400 10800 900 604800 86400)
com NS G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET hostmaster.INTERNIC.NET (1997080100 10800 900 604800 86400)
!!! G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET and D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET have different serial for com

NSI, _as stated in their published five-year plan_, appears to be on its
way towards RFC 2050 complaince by continuing the separation of gTLDs and
the root zone. Since J is the first letter for root-only servers, J is
apparently also being used as the first letter for gTLD-only servers (bad
choice IMHO).

Where is the confusion? Wait, nevermind... This is NOT an operational
problem Jim, get your DNS politics OFF nanog.

Stephen

Just in case people have not noticed...

----------
From: Richard J. Sexton[SMTP:richard@sexton.org]
Sent: Monday, August 04, 1997 6:30 PM
To: edns-discuss@MCS.Net; gtld-discuss@gtld-mou.org; newdom@ar.com;

edns-discuss@MCS.Net; DOMAIN-POLICY@LISTS.INTERNIC.NET

I'm confused. RFC 2050 is the IP allocation guidelines. Perhaps you were thinking
of RFC 2010 which is Root Server requirements. That RFC mentions that the Root
Servers are likely to become disjoint with the InterNIC gTLD servers, but does not
require it.

The set of servers for the root (".") zone is likely to become disjoint from the
ser of servers for any TLD or group of TLD's, including those maintained by the
InterNIC.

You say the InterNIC has a published 5 year plan ... is this on their website
somewhere? I haven't seen it.