[Pdns-users] OT: "Registering" a name server
ahodgson at simkin.ca
Wed Jan 28 22:54:28 UTC 2009
On Wednesday 28 January 2009, "JK E-Lists" <jklists at ifm-services.com> wrote:
> GoDaddy requires that (some? all?) name servers not only have resolvable
> names but *also* be on this "approved" list of name servers before it
> will allow them to be used.
Actually, it's Verisign that requires it for delegations for any domain
in .com or .net.
Imagine the following situation.
You have a domain, inn0vate.com, and its name servers are set to
ns1.inn0vate.com and ns2.inn0vate.com. Now imagine a client computer wishes
to lookup information about, say, www.inn0vate.com.
How does that client computer get the address of ns1.inn0vate.com or
The answer is, from a glue record that gets published in the TLD zone
itself. That record is the reason you need to register name servers.
Current Peeve: The mindset that the Internet is some sort of school for
novice sysadmins and that everyone -not- doing stupid dangerous things
should act like patient teachers with the ones who are. -- Bill Cole, NANAE
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