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The Return of RP Records?
Greetings. With the recent and only somewhat confirmed removal of POC information from the Internic Whois database, and the upcoming set of newcomers to the field, will we perhaps see a return or rise to popularity of RP dns records? Having your nameserver be able to dole out contact information for your domains, site, and hosts is a nice alternative to having no source of this information. Unfortunately, if your nameserver(s) are down when someone is trying to contact you, the effort is futile. The two biggest things that made whois useful in locating contact information were that EVERY domain in the Internic-controlled TLD's had contact information in Whois by requirement of Internic- and the database somewhat centralized. There were multiple whois servers with all the information, and you were usually able to obtain that information even if network connectivity to a site was down. As whois becomes less and less useful, we may find ourselves seeking sanity in RP records. Unfortunately, it would appear that this is a mediocre solution at best. file this one under thoughts, random. -jeff Jeff Godin Network Specialist Traverse Area District Library / Traverse Community Network [email protected] - 616/932-8546 voice