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Re: Always renew your domain names

  • From: Matt Levine
  • Date: Fri Dec 05 12:44:05 2003

On Dec 5, 2003, at 12:20 PM, Luca Filipozzi wrote:

On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 11:07:24AM -0600, Mike Hyde wrote:
Looks like someone forgot to renew there domain name and another party
decided to do it for them, with some slight changes:

host domain name pointer
This isn't a lapsed domain registration issue; we're not talking about A
records. It doesn't strike you as odd (read 'a security issue') that the
PTR records have been changed?
It is absolutely a lapsed domain issue. The authoritive (arpa) servers for the netblock in question (and several other bell blocks) are taz and

I registered it last year (after getting sick of waiting for lookups to timeout on traceroutes), created the proper glue records to the original NS's and tried to give it back to bell via all available channels, nobody seemed to care, so I let it expire.

Luca Filipozzi, ECE Dept. IT Manager, University of British Columbia
gpgkey 5A827A2D - A149 97BD 188C 7F29 779E  09C1 3573 32C4 5A82 7A2D

Matt Levine <[email protected]>
"The Trouble with doing anything right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was." -BIX