What happens when a domain is moved but the old nameservers still answer?

Barry Margolin barmar at alum.mit.edu
Tue Nov 29 03:01:03 UTC 2005

In article <dm1knt$1r48$1 at sf1.isc.org>, Eivind Olsen <eivind at aminor.no> 

> In this case I'm seing here, my guess is that they've moved from one
> DNS-hosting provider to another, and didn't think about asking their old
> provider to unconfigure their domain-name from the old nameservers,
> after all, the domain is no longer delegated to the old nameservers and
> so shouldn't normally be asked about the domain name anyway.

When I used to work for an ISP, I ran a script every day that checked 
that all the zones we hosted were delegated to our servers.  When it 
reported a failure, I notified the customer we were hosting the domain 
for, and worked with them to resolve the issue (either fixing the 
delegation if it was changed in error, or removing the zone from our 

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