DNS Host Handles/Registrations

Derek J. Balling dredd at megacity.org
Wed Nov 7 20:41:20 UTC 2001

At 12:18 PM -0800 11/7/01, Adam McKenna wrote:
>On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 02:17:02PM -0600, measl at mfn.org wrote:
>>  This link is what I was looking for.   Thanks!  I find it interesting that
>>  NSOL is the only one who has responsibility for this???  Shouldn't *all*
>>  registrars have this ability?
>They do.
>Don't change your info at NSOL if NSOL is not your registrar.

To explain it a little better, I think:

If you want to create "NS1.SOMEDOMAIN.COM", go to the registrar 
handling SOMEDOMAIN.COM and use their procedure.

If you want to create "NS2.SOMEWHEREELSE.COM", and they're using some 
other registrar, you use THAT registrar instead.

If SOMEWHEREELSE.COM is registered at $REGISTRAR_ONE, and 
SOMEPLACE.COM is registered at $REGISTRAR_TWO, and you want to use 
NS{1,2}.SOMEWHEREELSE.COM as NS servers for SOMEPLACE.COM, then you 
need to create the hosts with $REGISTRAR_ONE, and then update the 
domain record at $REGISTRAR_TWO.

More complex examples exist, but not aren't often encountered. :)


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