JPRS Commences an Effort to Eliminate the Risk Caused by Improper Management of DNS Servers Associated with JP Domain Names
- Implementing Fact-Finding Surveys and Information Provision Including Communication with Registrants at Risk -
On August 4, 2005, JPRS announced its commencement of a major effort as the .JP registry to eliminate the risk posed by improper management of DNS servers associated with the registered JP domain names.
This effort includes publication of a policy document regarding the risk-elimination as well as constant provision of related information targeting at the registrants and DNS server managers to draw attention to this matter. As a first step, JPRS will start next week a survey to find out actual cases of the inappropriate DNS server settings, and then would send out an e-mail reminder to each of the registrants associated with these cases.
There are some cases where a host name for a DNS server is left undeleted in the registry database even after it becomes invalid due to removal of the domain name used for that host name. In this circumstance, a third party may take hold of the once-removed domain, capture the authority of the still-registered DNS server with the domain, and then use this DNS server to navigate end users to a website totally unrelated to the original one, which causes confusion and even threatens the safety of the Internet. The effort JPRS is making this time is to avoid this type of risk.
JPRS posted an announcement to draw attention to this issue on June 29, 2005. Based on the perception that it is very critical and urgent to secure soundness of the Internet as a whole, JPRS has decided upon taking a continuous approach to eliminate the risk in cooperation with the Internet users, registrants, DNS server administrators and all interested organizations.
As part of this effort, JPRS will conduct a research on improper DNS server settings, and then, based on the result of the research, contact the registrants at risk and/or relevant JP Registrars for proper DNS server operation including deletion of the invalid server host name from the registry database.