December 30th, 2001, 11:23 AM
Unable to delete nameserver entry
Can anyone shed any light on this one:
I hate to simply post a link here, but the thread is not mine and I did not want to copy it without permission.
The gist of the problem is that there are domains referencing nameservers that no longer exists - though their IP address are still tied up by the original nameserver definition.
...at least if I understand the problem the way it's stated.
December 30th, 2001, 02:38 PM
The registrant of the domain can change to the nameserver to another authoritative DNS server and host their domain elsewhere if they wish to. If they don't act, it's their own business.
Tina said because they can't reuse them as long as the nameservers are attached to them.
Not making sense at all. She can register another domain and point the new domain to the IP. It's just that forward lookup of her new domain say:
newdomain.com -> 126.96.36.199
but reverse lookup:
188.8.131.52-in-addr.arpa -> olddomain.com
>> though their IP address are still tied up by the original nameserver definition
So? Most non-ISPs don't have control to their reverse anyway. And often, reverse lookup doesn't match. The only problem I have seen so far is that, the reverse doesn't match, if she registers a new domain.
December 30th, 2001, 02:50 PM
What a great answer .
Your points are right on as usual. I'll let Tina know this threads here and invite her over to follow up if she wishes.
December 31st, 2001, 06:27 PM
I was following this thread also and just wanted to add to this. She doesn't want the IP's. She has no need for them anymore and doesn't want to pay her provider for them. She doesn't want another domain pointing to them. Her provider won't take away the ip's until the nameservers stop pointing to them and her registrar won't take away the nameservers because they still have domains pointing to them. I'm sorry, I just don't quite understand what you are saying. She wants nothing to do with the ips and to get to that point she has to get rid of the nameservers pointing to those ips.
January 1st, 2002, 01:40 PM
>> She doesn't want another domain pointing to them
She simply can remove those zone records, as simple as that. When someone queries the IP and trying to find the in-addr.arpa, her authoritative DNS server no longer has the answer to reply.
You can't tell someone's DNS server to host your domain if they refuse to do so or remove the authority.
She even can sue her provider if they refuse to cancel her account. That's what I would do.