Moving DNS out of non-cooperative provider

Barry Margolin barmar at
Tue Jun 19 03:29:38 UTC 2012

In article <mailman.1077.1340076168.63724.bind-users at>,
 Mark Andrews <marka at> wrote:

> In message <4FDF631A.4060405 at>, John Miller writes:
> > Hi Alexander,
> > 
> > We've actually run into this before.  Once upon a time, RCN cable used 
> > to run some slave servers for us, but we've long since moved away from 
> > them, including zone transfers.  We yanked them from our registrar a 
> > long time ago, and life was good.  For whatever reason, RCN's still 
> > answering queries for
> > 
> > As others have mentioned, change your DNS servers with your domain 
> > registrar, and you'll be fine.
> > 
> > John
> And if there is another zone with a CNAME to a domain
> on those servers the clients will be getting old data.  As you have
> no control over creation of CNAMEs in other zones I would suggest
> that you send them a Cease and Decist notice if they are still doing
> it.

Aren't client nameservers supposed to ignore the extra records from the 
server following the CNAME, since the zone isn't delegated 
to those servers?

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA

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