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[Unbound-users] change in GoDaddy DNS servers seems to break

Carsten Strotmann
Sun Jun 12 12:33:35 CEST 2011


Hi,

I have 'use-caps-for-id' set to 'yes' in my private local Unbound DNS
server for about 2 years now. I noticed about 4 days ago that all
domains that are hosted on domaincontrol.com. DNS servers (GoDaddy)
returned a SRVFAIL.

Further investigation revealed that the DNS servers now always send back
the domain name in the answer as lowercase, no matter what the casing in
the request was:

Example:

dig WiMp.com @ns03.domaincontrol.com.

; <<>> DiG 9.7.3 <<>> WiMp.com @ns03.domaincontrol.com.
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 5762
;; flags: qr aa; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;wimp.com.			IN	A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
wimp.com.		3600	IN	A	208.43.68.142

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
wimp.com.		3600	IN	NS	ns03.domaincontrol.com.
wimp.com.		3600	IN	NS	ns04.domaincontrol.com.

;; Query time: 105 msec
;; SERVER: 216.69.185.2#53(216.69.185.2)
;; WHEN: Sun Jun 12 12:19:52 2011
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 94

Because of the huge number of domains affected, that makes
'use-caps-for-id' almost useless.

Does anyone know what new DNS server software is used at GoDaddy? Anyone
seeing the same issue?

-- Carsten