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Re: How do I get host records deleted?

  • From: william
  • Date: Wed Jan 15 13:26:07 2003

At this time no registrar can delete host records. What they do is 
transfer your host into another specifially reserved domain, for example 
NSI uses LAME-DELEGATION.ORG, so if you had, it would
become LAME99999.LAME-DELEGATION.ORG. Other registrars have their own 
domains for such domains (for example opensrs is NS-NOT-IN-SERVICE.COM).
Usually hosts are transfered into these domains before domain is deleted 
(for non-payment) but if you talk to your registrar (which is difficult 
with NSI...), their engineers can do it with active domains too.

On Wed, 15 Jan 2003, Adam McKenna wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 10:50:47AM -0500, Jonathan Disher wrote:
> > And it's not entirely true that "only your domain registrar has host
> > records for your domain".
> You're right, but that's not what I said.
> I guess the completeley technically correct statement in this case would have
> been "only your registrar is able to create, delete, and modify your host
> records in, and hence, your nameservers' glue records in
> the GTLD servers".
> Another registrar could do whatever it wants with its own database, and
> that's exactly what NSOL does.  The only way to fix this is to do your part
> to make NSOL 'shape up or ship out'.  Transfer your domains to other 
> registrars and encourage your customers to do the same.
> --Adam

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