DNS Recognition

Andy Shellam andy-lists at networkmail.eu
Wed Dec 24 19:55:34 UTC 2008

A couple of the DNS registrars I've worked with ask you for the hostname 
of your DNS nameservers first (e.g. ns1.andyshellam.eu, 
ns2.andyshellam.eu,) then they work out if they're part of the same 
domain name (andyshellam.eu.)  If they are, they then ask for the IP 
address of the servers to create the "glue" record, which is what ties 
your nameservers to your domain.

Some gTLD registrars (such as those for .net if memory serves correctly) 
require your nameservers to be registered in a server registry (I think 
OpenSRS or Tucows.)  Some registrars update/maintain these entries 
automatically, with others you have to request it.


eltiare wrote:
> Hello all,
>   Got a total newb here to DNS. I've purchased the book DNS and BIND
> from O'Reilly, and most of it makes sense to me. However, there is one
> thing that has been bugging me, and it's that I can't figure out how
> the life of me I am supposed to point registrar's to my domain name
> server. The one with which I am registered only wants the _names_ of
> the DNS and not IP addresses, and I am confused as to how I am
> supposed to assign names (like ns1.my-domain.com) to my domain name
> servers. Even if you could get me pointed with some docs that would
> help me out, it would be appreciated. I've spent about a day looking
> for this information now.
> Jeremy Nicoll
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