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RE: Root zone change --

  • From: rdobbins
  • Date: Tue Sep 19 23:06:51 2000

I know the difference, it's just been common practice for a long time to
refer to them as the 'root' servers.  

You and Mr. Bush are right about that, of course - but I still think it was
nice of NSI to actually let us know about the TLD server change.

Roland Dobbins <[email protected]> // 818.535.5024 voice

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2000 7:41 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: RE: Root zone change --

[ On Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at 18:58:21 (-0700), [email protected]
wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: Root zone change --
> Yes, in the common parlance, they're referred to as the 'root' servers.
> Most technical people, including myself (unless we're being pedantic)
> to them in the same way.

It would appear that at least some technical people need to learn to
mind their p's and q's a with a little more care and attention!

There is, and can ony be, one ``root'' in the DNS.  Everything else is a

Just because once upon a time the root nameservers and the most common
Top-Level-Domain nameservers were one in the same doesn't mean you can
freely refer to the TLD servers as "root" servers!

							Greg A. Woods

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