.name 3rd level domains stopped working


A couple of third level .name domains I have hosted with Dreamhost stopped working a few days ago, and I’m so far getting nothing but a runaround from their tech support. My main one, dan.tobias.name, is still working, but others I host in my account stopped resolving because Dreamhost seems to have reclassified them as subdomains instead of primary domains, and isn’t resolving them because the parent domain isn’t hosted here. These are domains of the form first.last.name, which used to be the only way you could register .name domains (that changed later). When you register first.last.name, you don’t control last.name, but first.last.name does have DNS servers set by the registrar.

– Dan