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Username: Ron_Bennett
Date/Time: Wed, November 7, 2001 at 12:59 AM GMT
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Subject: WARNING: .BIZ and .INFO Domains May Not Resolve Properly...


        As many recall from a few weeks ago, I mentioned the lack of "glue" records (IP addresses for the respective name servers of a domain name) issue regarding .BIZ and .INFO TLDs. Well, as of this moment, .BIZ domains do not resolve from some ISPs since it appears the .BIZ name servers for "", "", etc can't be resolved - and since the name servers are within .BIZ, it becomes a cat mouse problem so to speak and ultimately for the end-user, they won't be able reach the domains.

Any business, etc that plans to use their .BIZ domains or .INFO domains for anything critical, has BETTER BE DAMN SURE the respective .BIZ and .INFO zones also contains the correct "glue" records for the respective name servers or one can expect a small, but sizable percentage of their visitors to get intermittent errors and not being able to get in.

So far Afilias, Neulevel, and ICANN have been silent on this very serious issue...and that's surprising considering the extreme security weaknesses that the lack of "glue" records presents to the Domain Name System (DNS). Until the "glue" record deficiency is resolved, one would be wise to either steer totally away from .BIZ and .INFO domains or at the minimum warehouse domains in those TLDs and not use them.

Don't say you weren't warned...


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