[Community-Discuss] Yet more data base problems/inconsistancies

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Sat Nov 7 02:24:35 UTC 2020

In message <A1A60763-83F7-4073-B20B-F2CAE4D23D72 at afrinic.net>,
AFRINIC Communication <comms at afrinic.net> wrote:

>We appreciate your concern around the duplicate domain object in the

>AFRINIC whois Database. The same was raised and discussed on the DBWG

>mailing list


Just to be sure we are clear, there is not just one duplicate. By my
count, there are 40 of them.

>We have been working on this when it came to our attention and we hope

>to have this resolved and deployed soon. We shall keep the community

>updated as soon as this has been done.


>The domain objects with the trailing dot were previously possible

>according to RFC 1034. The AFRINIC whois Database however does not allow

>the creation of this type of domains.


>The objects in question cannot be queried via port 43 as the Whois

>Database automatically removes any trailing dot from the object key.


>Regarding the issue with the zone files, we are still investigating and

>an update will be provided to the community as soon as it is resolved.

Thank you for the update.

The apparent differences between the data present in the zone files and
the data present in the published WHOIS with respect to reverse DNS
delegations are most certainly things that I will be happy to know
the cause of, whenever that information becomes available.


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