|Submitted||July 13, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
The Zone Transfer (AXFR Resource Record(s)) for the ".fbi" top level domain. If there are multiple zones for subdomains under the ".fbi" domain, please provide the aggregate of all Zone Transfer (AXFR) records for all domains. An AXFR export in SQL export, JSON dump, UDP AXFR RR sequence, or TCP AXFR payload, would all be acceptable formats for response of this request.
Note prior FOIA case law that establishes the extent to which agencies MUST search all records system reasonably believed to contain responsive documents, even if it means contacting former employees. Truitt v. Department of State, 897 F.2d 540, 542 (D.C. Cir. 1990) makes it explicitly clear that it is the obligation of the Department to “conduct a search reasonably calculated to uncover all relevant documents.” The Justice Department’s May 2004 FOIA Guide says that an agency “cannot limit its search to only one record system if there are others that are likely to turn up the information requested.” Rather, the obligation of the Department to search other sources likely to contain responsive records includes contacting former employees where necessary. [See, e.g.,Comer v. IRS, No. 97-76329, 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16996 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 25, 2001) which found an agency search inadequate when the agency made no attempt to contact a former employee familiar with the information sought.]
Please provide a count of any records or documents withheld for any reason. Thank you!
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM, DVD-R, or BD-R if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.