DNS Host Handles/Registrations

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Sat Nov 10 06:21:45 UTC 2001

On Fri, 09 Nov 2001 12:06:49 PST, Mike Batchelor said:
> --On Wednesday, November 07, 2001 11:56 AM -0800 Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> 
> >> DNS hosts are handled by the registrar for the domain.
> >
> > and then there is the excitement of having a host which serves domains
> > registered with many registrars
> It's the domain of the host, not the hosted domains.  If your host is to be 
> ns1.foobar.com, you register it via the registrar for foobar.com.

I think what Randy meant was the fun of THIS sort of thing happening:

1) Hosting company registers ns1.big-hosting.com with NetSol.

2) Joe's Bar registers itself with CheapRegister, hosted by (1), so
of course their NS is ns1.big-hosting.com even though they are joes-bar.com

3) Fred's Bowling Alley registers itself with AnotherRegistrar, who is
more picky about the NS records - so they say "ns1.freds-bowling.com" but
give the A record for ns1.big-hosting.com because that's who's actually
doing it.

4) Now just *try* and change any of this without leaving bits and
pieces of shredded and mangled DNS clue records from here to Zaire.


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