…especially at the expense of the excellent folks who run .SE, but wasn’t I just writing last month about everything that can go wrong in a manually administered DNS environment? In fact, didn’t I specifically say:
“Use a trailing dot to prevent the origin from being appended to a domain name. After editing a zone data file, increment the serial number and reload. Forget any one of those and you’ve caused an operational issue, maybe even an outage.”
Well, it looks like .SE had one of those very problems.
Don’t get me wrong: The folks at .SE know what they’re doing. They were the first TLD to roll out DNSSEC, for example. This just goes to show you that even the best of us – even folks whose livelihood is DNS – make mistakes. That’s why tools that reduce the chance of making those mistakes are so important.