Justin Mason wrote:
> Thomas Bridge said:
> > Unfortunately a lot of DNS administrators don't follow the guidelines
> > for the administrator e-mail address, but it is a good place to start if
> > you need to contact a zone administrator.
> ...unless their mail is hosted at that domain and the MX's are busted ;)
I had more in mind the people who go
IN SOA ns1.domain.xy root.ns1.domain.xy (....)
when ns1.domain.xy won't handle mail.
> When I used to do DNS (more than I do now at least), it was suggested that
> TXT records be used to store the admin's phone number and name as well.
> Has that idea gone out of fashion? Strikes me as a good one,
I've not heard that one suggested before, but it strikes me as slightly
pointless to be honest. A good admin will respond to e-mails sent to
the address in the SOA record, and the bad ones won't bother with the
TXT record either.
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