[Dshield] Odd DNS name, slightly OT

David Sentelle David.Sentelle at cnbcbank.com
Fri Oct 26 20:11:10 GMT 2001

I was browsing the web pages users on our network had requested, and saw a website called inbound.registeredsite.com.  This address resolves to, which is to my knowledge a valid IP address.  

However, when I see URLs that don't answer web requests, I usually chop off the third level part of the DNS name and replace it with 'WWW', which left me browsing to www.registeredsite.com.  Oddly enough, this resolves to which I am sure is a private IP.  I didn't even know that DNS servers would resolve DNS names to private IPs.  

Registeredsite.com is owned by Network Solutions.  How would they benefit from pointing people to a private IP address?  Does it conform to the DNS RFCs to associate a private IP to a public DNS server?


David Sentelle
Network Operations Specialist
Commerce National Bank
614.334.6282 Voice    614.848.8830 Fax

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