BIND started replying to queries for .com with .COM

Niall O'Reilly niall.oreilly at
Fri Apr 1 10:52:49 UTC 2016

On 1 Apr 2016, at 11:08, Tony Finch wrote:

> Robert Edmonds <edmonds at> wrote:
>> Tony Finch wrote:
>>> Phil Mayers <p.mayers at> wrote:
>>>> What is considered the source of the ownername for, say, "com."?
>>> It should be the root zone master file.
>> Why not the com zone master file?
> If you are going to pick a single authority for a particular label, it
> should be the zone that determines whether that label exists or not.

  That seems no less arbitrary a rule of thumb than one which would
  give priority to the zone which contains the authoritative NS records.


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