GTLD servers still promoting glue to answer :-(

Chris Thompson cet1 at
Wed Dec 10 12:26:51 UTC 2008

On Oct 25 2008, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

>On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 08:14:42PM +1100,
> Mark Andrews <Mark_Andrews at> wrote 
> a message of 38 lines which said:
>> 	Because the Atlas servers are based on old code and because
>> 	there are delegations that only work in COM and NET because
>> 	the servers promote glue to answer.
>At the last OARC <> meeting in Ottawa
>(september 2008), Matt Larson (Verisign) announced that ".com" and
>".net" name servers will "soon" change to the proper behaviour (this
>triggered a lot of applause.

As the recent thread ("can't see nameserver externally") reminds us
-- for edu rather than com/net, but there can't really be a
difference, can there? the nameservers are just a subset --
glue promotion is still happening. One has to wonder what "soon"

Chris Thompson
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