Stopping name server abuse

John W. Blue at
Sun Jun 24 22:19:44 UTC 2018

I disagree.  Put up classy default page that is smart but funny while pointing out that owners of the domains are morons.

So many options here!


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From: Warren Kumari <warren at>
Sent: Jun 24, 2018 3:36 PM
To: Alex
Cc: bind-users at
Subject: Re: Stopping name server abuse

Unfortunately I don't think that there is, other than the nuclear option of becoming authoritative and pointing them elsewhere.

That would be a jackass move though.


On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 3:30 PM Alex <mysqlstudent at<mailto:mysqlstudent at>> wrote:
We had a former customer who parked about 300 domains with his
registry on our server but is no longer a customer and hasn't moved
his domains. There aren't any hosts behind the domains.

Is there anything more I can do to block/prevent them from continually
querying my system outside of just redirecting them to localhost or

It's not a terrible amount of traffic, but it's pretty substantial.

Unfortunately asking him nicely didn't work.
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I don't think the execution is relevant when it was obviously a bad idea in the first place.
This is like putting rabid weasels in your pants, and later expressing regret at having chosen those particular rabid weasels and that pair of pants.
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