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Re: ICANN registrar supporting v6 glue?

  • From: Stephen Wilcox
  • Date: Sat Jun 30 09:38:11 2007

On Sat, Jun 30, 2007 at 11:16:40PM +1000, Mark Andrews wrote:
> >Barrett Lyon wrote:
> >>=20
> >> Apparently GoDaddy does not support v6 glue for their customers, who
> >> does?  I don't think requiring dual-stack v6 users perform v4 queries t=
> >o
> >> find AAAA records is all that great.
> >
> >At least eNom does.
> >
> >There are a few others but it tends to be that you have to raise a
> >support ticket to actually get the records in, most webinterfaces don't
> >support it yet unfortunately.
> >
> >One note here is that even though you can get glue into com/net/org
> >using this method, there is no IPv6 glue for the root yet, as such even
> >if you manage to get the IPv6 glue in, it won't accomplish much (except
> >sending all IPv6 capable resolvers over IPv6 transport :) as all
> >resolvers will still require IPv4 to reach the root. One can of course
> >create their own root hint zone and force bind, or other dns server, to
> >not fetch the hints from the real root, but that doesn't help for the
> >rest of the planet. (Root alternatives like orsn could fix that up but
> >apparently their main german box that was doing IPv6 is out of the air)
> 	You don't change the hints you just provide zones that override
> 	K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET and M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET or just use your
> 	own ROOT-SERVERS.NET zone with the AAAAs added in.

I've read your email twice and I dont follow. 

Either you are telling me

a) Provide my own hints with AAAA included (you specifically say thats not what you mean tho)


b) Serve my own root zone. From a root operator, surely thats not right either (I hope!)?

> 	In the few couple of years I've only seen two outages with the
> 	IPv6 root instances.  In both cases they were fixed soon after
> 	reporting the outage.

So there are v6 roots out there? Where are they hiding and why arent they being provided in the hints file or NS queries on . ?


> B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.     3600    IN      A
> B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.     3600    IN      AAAA    2001:478:65::53
> F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.     3600    IN      A
> F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.     3600    IN      AAAA    2001:500::1035
> H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.     3600    IN      A
> H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.     3600    IN      AAAA    2001:500:1::803f:235
> K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.     3600    IN      A
> K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.     3600    IN      AAAA    2001:7fd::1
> M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.     3600    IN      A
> M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.     3600    IN      AAAA    2001:dc3::35
> >Note also that various ccTLD's are able to add glue to your zone on
> >request (notably .fr/.ch/.nl/.se do so already for quite some time)
> >
> >Greets,
> > Jeroen
> >
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