[Pdns-users] OT: "Registering" a name server

Alan Hodgson 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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