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  • From: "teamcoltra AT" <teamcoltra AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Seized poker domains
  • Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:40:55 -0700
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Option 2 for sure.

Travis McCrea
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On 2011-04-20 9:32 PM, "Jeff Taylor" <shdwdrgn AT> wrote:
> OK there are two ways to handle 'protecting' a domain name. I will use
> "" as an example. Please submit your opinions for each
> method, along with any additional pros and cons. Once a choice has been made on
> the methodology, I believe we will be ready to put the idea to a vote.
> (1) Redirect queries to a temp page. When browsing the web, a user would see a
> page warning that the destination page has come under government control, and
> they are given the option to visit the original page, or the new
> (government-controlled) page. If choosing to visit the original page, the user
> would be redirected to something like "" which we create
> to contain NS and/or A records pointing to the original site.
> Pros:
> - Users instantly know when a redirect is occurring
> Cons:
> - Limits usage to web-only -- all other forms of queries would return the dns
> for the warning page.
> - Requires maintaining additional zone files for each .glue domain created.
> - Poorly-designed website will not functional correctly except from their
> original domains
> (2) Create our own entries in the root record to point all queries back to the
> original domain. Create a custom build of bind9 which, when queried for
> "", will strip off the .icann portion and perform the
> lookup via an icann-based dns server.
> Pros:
> - Seamless. To a user, it will be like the original site still exists.
> - No additional zones will need to be created or maintained, although we will
> have to create the .icann TLD.
> - The .icann queries can be distributed between any T1 or T2 servers willing to
> run the modified bind9.
> Cons:
> - Users will not be made aware of the redirects. A wiki page will need to be
> created to list all 'protected' domains.
> - Someone will have to create the modified bind9 code.
> - The servers handling the .icann queries will need to be aware of the potential
> for abuse.
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