Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How does ESPN control the domain if they don't control the tld of How is this possible?

share|improve this question

closed as not constructive by EEAA, RobM, Michael Hampton, mdpc, Magellan Oct 30 '12 at 5:01

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

up vote 4 down vote accepted

Whois shows that Disney controls ESPN is majority owned by Disney.

share|improve this answer is delegated to a separate set of nameservers by, which means that the manager of has ceded management of to a potentially different party:            300     IN      NS            300     IN      NS            300     IN      NS

These nameservers might be run by ESPN, in which case they have created the A record for            30      IN      A

I can't find any evidence that ns0{1..3} are actually run by ESPN however -- they may be run by the same people as itself. If this is the case, then have simply created this DNS record which points to ESPN's servers. ESPN don't control the DNS zone in this case, they just run the HTTP server which the record happens to point to.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.