[Pdns-users] Does PowerDNS need the '.' domain?

bert hubert bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl
Wed Jan 28 18:49:07 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 07:21:38PM +0100, Arjan Schrijver wrote:
> Hi list,
> After some complaints that our DNS server was not answering all 
> questions correctly, we found out that our PowerDNS installation thinks 
> it's authoritative for the root '.' domain. The domain has domain_id 1, 
> so my guess is that it has been added by the PowerDNS installation. The 

It hasn't. It might have been picked up by a migration, possibly by

> Can someone explain whether the root domain is needed in our database, 
> and why? Should it be updated or can I just remove it?
> Thanks in advance.

Remove it at your earliest opportunity, unless you are an actual root-server
for the '.' zone :-)

As you've noticed, considering  yourself authoritative for the . gives
strange results.

Good luck!

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