The use of cross-TLD nameservers

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Sat Feb 4 21:14:14 UTC 2006

On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 07:46:29PM +0000,
 Rob Stampfli <restamp at> wrote 
 a message of 20 lines which said:

> Some DNS sites that calculate "DNS quality" claim that the .com DNS
> causes the average lookup time to increase because there is not glue
> record for it in the top level .org nameservers,

I would not worry too much about these unnamed sites.

> and thus a separate lookup has to be done to access it.

Yes, but you get a better resilience. If all your name servers are in
".org", one glitch in ".org" and you're lost.

> So, is it a "bad thing" (tm) to have nameservers for a domain that
> span multiple TLDs


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