Google Public DNS does not resolve .GA domains

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Elenita de Jesus Santos

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Jun 5, 2023, 3:50:37 PM6/5/23
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Hello, it's been more than 24 hours since Google Public DNS is not resolving .GA domains

Not even https://www.google.ga is opening, this problem is at the DNS level. below is the report of the .ga domains that I tested:

Below are the logs of our tests:

https://dns.google/query?name=nic.ga&rr_type=NS&ecs=
{
     "Status": 2 /* SERVFAIL */,
     "TC": false,
     "RD": true,
     "AR": true,
     "AD": false,
     "CD": false,
     "Question": [
       {
         "name": "nic.ga.",
         "type": 2 /* NS */
       }
     ],
     "Comment": "Unable to resolve query within internal deadline."
}

https://dns.google/query?name=google.ga&rr_type=NS&ecs=
{
     "Status": 2 /* SERVFAIL */,
     "TC": false,
     "RD": true,
     "AR": true,
     "AD": false,
     "CD": false,
     "Question": [
       {
         "name": "google.ga.",
         "type": 2 /* NS */
       }
     ]
}

This is impacting thousands of domains and users worldwide. even the google.ga site itself does not open, when tested in other DNS resolvers, the .ga domains open normally. thus being a google DNS problem!
Please solve google! .GA domains also deserve attention

Tianhao Chi

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Jun 7, 2023, 5:53:37 PM6/7/23
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See this announcement: https://lists.dns-oarc.net/pipermail/dns-operations/2023-June/thread.html.

This is a known issue with the GA ccTLD. If you are experiencing issues with a domain registered under .ga, please follow the above thread or reach out to the GA domain operator.

Greg Choules

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Jun 8, 2023, 2:51:15 PM6/8/23
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Hello.
The TLD .ga is undergoing a change of ownership. Here is a press release talking about domains under .ga:
  "ANINF estimates that there are currently over 7 million domain names in stock in the .ga name base. However, independent bodies consider that there is widespread technical abuse on ‘.ga’ domain names. As part of this switch-over operation, several million domain names will be deleted as the previous operator has not provided the data that concern them."

I hope that helps.
Greg

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