2 different nameserver addresses.

Barry Margolin barmar at alum.mit.edu
Tue Jun 14 00:33:44 UTC 2005

In article <d8kfmn$dve$1 at sf1.isc.org>, robburne at hotmail.com wrote:

> Hi,
> I am hosting a website on my own server. I'd like to provide an
> alternative namserver address in case my server goes down.
> Is it possible to supply two different nameservers in the domain name
> configuration, so that if one goes down the 2nd nameserver is used ie.
> ns1.myserver.com
> ns2.anotherserver.com
> Does this work in practise, if not what will happen.

It's not only possible, it's strongly recommended, and even required by 
many registrars.  I'm very surprised that you don't already have two 
nameservers listed.  What's your domain?

Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
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