root nameserver has stale entry

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Fri Nov 17 16:33:34 UTC 2006

On Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 11:06:24AM -0500,
 Liebler, Justin <jliebler at> wrote 
 a message of 30 lines which said:

> if I do a +trace the root nameservers reply with the old IPs.

It is probably not the root nameservers (unless you host a TLD) but
the TLD nameservers.

> My guess is that since these are registered nameservers that the
> root servers have an entry for them.

Probably (except that it is the TLD nameservers, not the root

> My question is does anyone know how I get the root namservers to
> update to the new IP address?

The procedure depends on the TLD. Since you did not give the names of
the nameservers, we can only guess. If they end in ".fr", contact your
registrar which can send AFNIC (the ".fr" registry) a request for
changing the glue. If they end in ".ch", you can log in directlty in
the SWITCH (".ch" registry) Web site to change them. Etc...

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