[Pdns-users] PDNS for a TLD...

Alan Hodgson ahodgson at simkin.ca
Tue Oct 7 17:25:23 UTC 2014

On Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:03:12 AM Rob wrote:
> 2) Assuming the the owner of "somedomain.foo" chooses to use their own
> (custom) nameservers, and a request is made for, say, the A record of
> "www.somedomain.foo", how is our nameserver expected to respond?  Should it
> reply with the custom NS records?  Or, in the course of resolving
> "www.somedomain.foo", will there somehow be a request for the NS records of
> "somedomain.foo"?  If PowerDNS is expected to respond with the custom
> nameservers for an A record it doesn't know about, how do I setup PDNS to do
> that?

For name servers within your TLD, you do need to serve glue A records as well 
as NS delegations. Registries generally refer to that as registering name 
servers, and registrars provide tools to do so.

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