Lame delegation

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In domain name systems, a lame delegation, also known as a lame response, is a type of error that results when a name server is designated as the authoritative server for a domain name for which it does not have authoritative data.

American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has a Draft Policies and Proposals concerning lame delegations - Policy 2002-1: Lame Delegations in IN-ADDR.ARPA . See