How to resolve Lame Delegation?

What is Lame Delegation?

A DNS name server is considered lame when it does not adequately respond to DNS queries either by:

  • Not responding at all.
  • Responding in some way, but not for the specific domain queried.
  • Responding to the correct domain, but without the authority bit set.

 

Lame delegations can lead to:

  • Denial of certain services and delays due to DNS malfunctions.
  • Timeouts from unresponsive servers that can increase DNS traffic between caching and authoritative DNS servers, resulting in possible load on infrastructure and increased operating costs.

 

What can a member do to resolve Lame Delegation?

Objects with lame delegations can be corrected or updated:

  • Through MyAFRINIC, under the "Reverse Delegation" tab in the "Resources" Menu.
  • Via the WHOIS server update section of the AFRINIC website - https://www.afrinic.net/services/whois-query
  •  Through e-mail, where the domain objects can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for automatic processing.

 

Members can always contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any additional assistance.

DNS troubleshooting best practices are recommended in RFC 1912 at https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1912.txt

 

on Tuesday September 18 by duksh
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