1.3 Asking Questions You Can't Find Answers To
You have a pressing question about DNS or BIND and can't find the answer in this book.
Check one of the relevant mailing lists or newsgroups:
You can also try asking me at Cricket's Corner: http://www.menandmice.com/9000/9300_DNS_Corner.html. I can't answer every question, but I answer as many as I can.
Before asking a question on either of these mailing lists or the newsgroup, be sure to check their archives. See Section 1.2 for their locations. If everyone did this, the volume of messages on the mailing lists would drop precipitously, and newbies would get fewer curt or exasperated answers from cranky old-timers like me. (And we'd all live happily ever after.)
You may want to subscribe to one of the mailing lists or the newsgroup above, rather than just
To subscribe to BIND Users or BIND 9 Users, send a message with the word "subscribe" in the body to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, as appropriate.
1.3.4 See Also
Section 1.2 and "Handy Mailing Lists and Usenet Newsgroups" in Chapter 3 of DNS and BIND .
1.4 Getting a List of Top-Level Domains
You need a list of top-level domains (TLDs), possibly to figure out which one your organization belongs in.
See http://www.norid.no/domreg.html for an alphabetical list of top-level domains. See http://www.norid.no/domreg-alpha.html for a list of top-level domains alphabetized by country
The most recent edition of
DNS and BIND,
as of this writing, also contains a list of top-level domains as its Appendix A. However, that list does not include the new generic top-level domains (e.g.,
1.4.4 See Also
Appendix A of DNS and BIND .
1.5 Checking Whether a Domain