R. Michael Dupont writes:
> By not registering a domain, the ROOT servers cannot resolve any unregistered
> HOST.DOMAIN.OF.MY.CHOICE because they do not know where the SOA resides. You
> (as the Source-Of-Authority) do, and can provide proper resolution for hosts
> within your domain.
> Anybody know of hitches to this type of a setup?
At least one problem ... several of the anonymous ftp servers are already
set up to reject connections if they can't do a reverse lookup on the
address that your connection comes from (and some then convert the name
back to an address again to make sure that they match). This kind of
autentication of connections is becoming more common as the number of bad
guys on the net goes up, resulting in a decrease in the overall level of
If you don't have a registered domain, then you can't access the services
that do this kind of checking.