Root servers question

Cricket Liu cricket at
Thu Mar 8 23:07:51 UTC 2001

> Why does a transfer of the root servers give a list of
> ? when querying against them returns useless info, and
> you apparently need to query ? to get useful
> responses?  Why aren't the hosts CNAMEs for the
> hosts, or vice-versa, or something like that?

The root name servers are now authoritative for the root zone,
period, and not for the com, net, or org zones.  If you don't
find the information in the root zone useful, then just start by
querying the gTLD name servers.  We need need a root zone
and name servers authoritative for it.


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