example.com/net/org DNS records

>> Does anyone know why IANA has assigned NS and A records to the
>> example.{com,org,net,...} domains? They even put up a website
>> at the IP explaining RFC 2606.
> because they are owned by the IANA.

pedantic point:

no, they are not 'owned' by anybody. they are *reserved*, and
should not be used by anybody.


  Ok... IANA has paid the registration fees for those
  domains in the past, I have no idea what the current
  situation is. Now I know that paying for something
  does not always equate to ownership, but that is a
  common perception. as usual, YMMV.