Sorry no beer here.
Once a month we run a scan on the .nz zone to collect some IPv6 stats which are then
provided to the IPv6 taskforce. This has been going for a while with no problems
We now plan to expand this scanning, partly to provide better stats on the use of DNS,
like this above, and partly to help .nz run better. For example by detecting lame
delegations and telling our registrars about this.
As well as more DNS scanning we are also planning web site home page scanning for a very
limited set of data related to .nz. For example finding out how many web sites in .nz use
an SSL cert and would benefit from moving to storing details about these in DNS (see the
IETF DANE WG for details - http://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/dane/charter/
Before we expand our scanning we've published a draft practice statement that sets out
in detail what we are doing, why we are doing it and how we will do it and we want to hear
what people have to say about that. We're not aware of anyone else creating and
publishing a doc like this so this is very much new ground. The practice statement is
and we welcome comments on it.