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Re: seeking pointers on the topic of 'name server registration'
From: Jay Ashworth <jra () baylink com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 23:22:11 -0400 (EDT)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Reichert" <reichert () numachi com>

I posted this request in another forum, but didn't get as much info as
I'd hoped:


To reprise in _this_ forum:

I apologize for the noise; I hope this is an appropriate forum.

I've been hosting DNS for years for several domains. Recently, I
have had to rename/renumber my primary servers, and need to update
various registrars of these changes.

Most registrars seem fine with me just supplying the names of the
new nameservers; they chase the A records, and generate the glue
records, and off I go.

One of these registrars (NetSol) introduces a topic I've never been
aware of before, this concept of 'name server registration'.

Web searching shows me several hits along the lines of 'how to
register namesevers with registrar X', but I can't find a treatment

- Is this anything more than generating glue records?

- Why is this explicit step neccessary for some registrars, but not

I'd appreciate any advice...

Netsol has required this since I registered baylink.com, in 1994.

I never could figure out what they were on about, and it caused me quite
a bit of hassle at various points, but they did require it. Of course, if 
all of your new nameservers are *inside* your new domain, then you *have* to 
supply them both a name and an IP for them to get the glue right, AFAIK.

But then, my name isn't Albitz, *or* Liu.  :-)

-- jra
Jay R. Ashworth                  Baylink                       jra () baylink com
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Ashworth & Associates     http://baylink.pitas.com         2000 Land Rover DII
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