[sf-lug] single point of contact? good/bad idea? (e.g. DNS)

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Nov 17 10:11:03 PST 2009

Quoting Michael Paoli (Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu):

> Well, might take a highly contrived example where it would definitely
> be good (and I'm not going to bother), but not too difficult to come up
> with an example where it would be at least (semi-?)reasonably arguable
> that it would be good.  E.g., let's say we have John Doe, and John Doe
> gets domain john-doe.com.  Let's say John Doe absolutely doesn't want
> anyone else to ever be able to do anything with the domain, even if
> John Doe is unavailable, incapacitated, or flattened by a beer truck.
> John Doe doesn't even want John Doe's heirs touching the domain (or at
> least wants that to be difficult).  So, ... John Doe sets up only and
> exactly John Doe (and specifically that one John Doe) as the contact
> for all references and records to the domain. 

Wow, John sounds like a real hermit.  Does he totally distrust all ISPs,
his own secretary, his own lawyer, and all companies even under ironclad
contract?  If so, I'm surprised he's able to own a domain at all.  I
shudder to think of what hosting arrangements he'll be obliged to use.

You're right, that's pretty darned contrived.  Need any help untying
yourself from that set of contortions?  ;->

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