The Joy of TXT
Based in UK
Peter Lowe is the FIRST DNS Abuse Ambassador and co-chair of the DNS Abuse SIG. He has worked in or around internet protocols since joining the second internet cafe in the UK in 1995, co-hosts the Not So Critical Update podcast, and maintains one of the popular blocklists used by ad blockers and tracking prevention software. He likes travel and finding new ways to use things in ways they weren't originally intended.
TXT records are perhaps the most flexible type of DNS records available - but have you ever wondered how they’re really used? To see if we can answer this, the TXT records of 1 million domains are examined to see if there’s any rhyme or reason as to how people employ this quirky, open-ended record …