[Pdns-users] Why NS records?

Maik Zumstrull maik.zumstrull at rz.uni-karlsruhe.de
Wed Aug 25 17:37:57 UTC 2010

Yves Goergen wrote:

> What records would I now add with NS type? One for every nameserver
> that handles the zone domain, or also for each subdomain?

NS records are only supposed to exist on zone apex names.

> domains: example.com MASTER
> records: example.com SOA ...
> records: example.com A
> records: example.com MX
> records: example.com NS nameserver1
> records: example.com NS nameserver2
> records: sub1.example.com A
> records: sub1.example.com MX
> Would I also add these?
> records: sub1.example.com NS nameserver1
> records: sub1.example.com NS nameserver2

If those are new zones, then yes.
If they're just subdomains, not new zones, then no NS records.

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