New DNS server

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Fri Mar 4 08:21:41 UTC 2005

On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 09:50:05PM -0500,
 Barry Margolin <barmar at> wrote 
 a message of 21 lines which said:

> I expect it depends on the registrar you use.  I think some will
> automatically register server names, others require you to do that
> as a separate step before referring to the server in a domain
> registration.

It is a bit more complicated: it first depends on the registry. Some
registries like the ".com" registry requires a separate step of name
server registration. As you said, this registration can be done
"behind your back" by the registrar.

Other registries, like the ".fr" registry, never requires a name
server registration so, whatever the registrar, you do not have to
register name servers.

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