Usage of BIND in TLDs

Jonathan de Boyne Pollard J.deBoynePollard at Tesco.NET
Thu Nov 18 04:44:22 UTC 2004

JdeBP> (Anthony might be interested to learn that not all TLDs
JdeBP> use BIND, by the way. I know of one TLD that uses
JdeBP> "djbdns", for example.)

BC> ( Anthony's TLD, 'mp', now uses PowerDNS )

I know.  I've been watching his foray into the world of PowerDNS.  I don't know 
whether he decided to try it before or after he read what I posted.  (What's 
particulary interesting is that he's trying to configure it to do *exactly* 
what I said, last year, a TLD registry, such as Verisign, could do to thwart 
the flawed "delegation-only" mechanism.  I am waiting to see whether he achieves 


BC> ( Note that a given nameserver may serve multiple TLDs, [...] )

So a breakdown by number of distinct server IP addresses (not server 
names), in addition to the one by number of TLDs, might be a good idea.

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