.edu gets IPv6 glue!

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Last night, the .edu domain got IPv6 glue in the DNS root. I'm thrilled beyond words at this.

Most top-level domains (e.g. .com, .org, .uk) already have IPv6 glue. I'm glad Educause made this step. It's been a long-time coming.

Educause operates .edu under contract from the US Department of Commerce. In turn, they sub-contract the day-to-day operation to Verisign, which also runs the .com and .net root servers. From what I understand, Verisign is migrating .edu over to the .com and .net cluster, which will give .edu IPv6 support.

Educause has allowed subdomains to register IPv6 glue for a while (psu.edu has had IPv6 glue for at least year). The DNS root got IPv6 support earlier this year. But .edu was always this big v4-only gap in DNS. I'm really happy that it's being fixed.

$ dig -t NS edu.

; <<>> DiG 9.4.2-P2 <<>> -t NS edu.
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 17220
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 8, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 9

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;edu. IN NS

;; ANSWER SECTION:
edu. 144225 IN NS A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
edu. 144225 IN NS C.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
edu. 144225 IN NS D.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
edu. 144225 IN NS E.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
edu. 144225 IN NS G3.NSTLD.COM.
edu. 144225 IN NS H3.NSTLD.COM.
edu. 144225 IN NS L3.NSTLD.COM.
edu. 144225 IN NS M3.NSTLD.COM.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET. 78012 IN A 192.5.6.30
A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET. 172700 IN AAAA 2001:503:a83e::2:30
C.GTLD-SERVERS.NET. 78008 IN A 192.26.92.30
D.GTLD-SERVERS.NET. 78008 IN A 192.31.80.30
E.GTLD-SERVERS.NET. 78008 IN A 192.12.94.30
G3.NSTLD.COM. 2887 IN A 192.42.93.32
H3.NSTLD.COM. 2887 IN A 192.54.112.32
L3.NSTLD.COM. 2887 IN A 192.41.162.32
M3.NSTLD.COM. 172700 IN A 192.55.83.32

;; Query time: 21 msec
;; SERVER: 2610:8:6800:1::4#53(2610:8:6800:1::4)
;; WHEN: Thu Nov 20 10:07:57 2008
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 334

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