> This link is what I was looking for. Thanks! I find it interesting
> that NSOL is the only one who has responsibility for this???
> Shouldn't *all* registrars have this ability?
No, they do not. At least for the ones I use (register.com and SRS).
Register.com certainly does do this. I've used them to make changes to a host that was orignally created by NSOL, but the hosts' domain was moved after its creation, to Register.com. NSOL refused to update my host record when I needed to change its IP address. They said I had to do it at Register.com. A note to email@example.com took care of it.
Don't change your info at NSOL if NSOL is not your registrar.
It appears that the person who "believed" that NSOL was the central
repository for this was correct. Changes are made at NSOL, and picked up
by other resgistrars via whois.
No, changes are made at the registrar for hosts that live in domains that are held at the registrar. Eventually the crsnic whois database is updated. In my case, NSOL whois still shows the old IP address for my host, but crsnic whois has the right address, and so do the GTLD servers.