I've been digging through the zone file for .name, specifically looking at third-level registrations of actual personal names, and... a tremendous majority of these (I'd estimate 85-90%) are
* Japanese names
* with Tucows as registrar
* with Yahoo! Japan as reseller and nameservers ns#.yahoodomains.jp
* and with no records besides the NS records themselves
* but which have nonetheless been continually renewed for years.
What exactly is going on? What is Yahoo! doing with all these names?
Wait, it's not that they have no dns records, ns1.yahoodomains.jp is explicitly refusing to answer. Maybe region-locked? Curiouser and curiouser
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko