Some experience with the DNS
About a decade ago one of my roles was to be an administrator of one of the biggest national IP networks in Ireland. Amongst the many duties I had was the management of domain registration. The most complex part of the operation involved picking up the phone and calling someone in one of the many universities or network hubs around the world and asking if they’d be a secondary DNS server for a new domain coming on-stream. Usually this involved a promise to be a secondary in return. The rest was a piece of cake, and new domains could usually be up and running in about three days.
You would think that a decade later [click title to read more…]