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Username: Ron_Bennett
Date/Time: Sun, October 7, 2001 at 6:33 PM GMT
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Subject: WRONG! A records (glue) ARE in ALWAYS used in .com, .net, and .org...


        Not sure where you get your information, because it's wrong! .COM, .NET, and .ORG TLDs *use* A records (glue) for the associated name servers of 2nd level domains - even for those located in other TLDs.

On a related topic, I've seen many ccTLDs do not use A records, but some ccTLDs do such as .AU do for all associated name servers regardless of the TLD they're in.

Based on some emails I've received regarding this matter as well as messages posted in the past on the ICANN and related lists, the lack of A records (glue) pose a potential risk, such as in the case of .INFO and .BIZ domains (and to be fair, also for many ccTLDs too that don't use A records). Persons who chose to use .INFO or .BIZ domains for critical applications *do so at their risk* until this problem is resolved.


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