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Re: Root Server Problems

  • From: Jay Stewart
  • Date: Wed Jan 05 12:10:15 2000

Isn't this the same behavior you'll see if the domain is placed
"on-hold" for non-payment?  I've seen many domains that we service
have this same problem, and inevitably it's becuase the domain owner
never paid the NIC fees.

It's my understanding that NetSol stopped publishing payment status
information in the whois database, because domain resellers were
registering domains on speculation, then re-registering them when they
were deleted from the database.  The "on-hold" flag in the database
was being used by speculators to determine when to re-register the
domains so that a legitimate domain seeker could not get them.

Jay Stewart
Vice President
Olympia Networking Services - "The Northwest's Premier ISP"
http://www.olywa.net


----- Original Message -----
From: Justin M. Wilson <justin@justin.net>
To: <nanog@merit.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2000 8:49 AM
Subject: Root Server Problems


>
> Did they lose a little bit of their database over the weekend?
>
> Exhibit 1 (Database Record Showing Existing Domain):
>
>    Domain Name: JSJ4.COM
>    Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC.
>    Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
>    Referral URL: www.networksolutions.com
>    Name Server: ORION.SRA.COM
>    Name Server: PYXIS.SRA.COM
>
> Exhibit 2 (Lookups Showing Working DNS On Both Nameservers):
>
> > server orion.sra.com
> Default Server:  orion.sra.com
> Address:  151.200.85.103
>
> > www.jsj4.com
> Server:  orion.sra.com
> Address:  151.200.85.103
>
> Name:    www.jsj4.com
> Address:  151.200.85.114
>
> > server pyxis.sra.com
> Default Server:  pyxis.sra.com
> Address:  151.200.85.111
>
> > www.jsj4.com
> Server:  pyxis.sra.com
> Address:  151.200.85.111
>
> Name:    www.jsj4.com
> Address:  151.200.85.114
>
> Exhibit 3 (Response of Sample Root Server):
>
> > jsj4.com.
> Server:  f.root-servers.net
> Address:  192.5.5.241
>
> *** f.root-servers.net can't find jsj4.com.: Non-existent
host/domain
>
> Exhibit 4 (Ordinary Response of Root Server, When Encountered With
> Working Domain):
>
> > cavtel.org.
> Server:  f.root-servers.net
> Address:  192.5.5.241
>
> Name:    cavtel.org
> Served by:
> - DNS01.CAVTEL.NET
>           205.160.16.10
>           cavtel.org
> - DNS02.CAVTEL.NET
>           205.160.17.10
>           cavtel.org
>
> ----
> Justin M. Wilson
> justin@justin.net
> justin@cavtel.net
> justin.wilson@vcu.edu
>
>
>
>






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