nameserver registration

Lyle Giese lyle at
Sat Jun 18 16:24:46 UTC 2011

On 06/18/11 09:30, Jorg W. wrote:
> Greetings,
> given my domain name is, and my NS servers for are:
> But, itself's NS servers are the registrator's (for
> example, godaddy's).
> Under this case, I don't need any glue for ns[1-2]
> But why I still need to register them in the .com NS servers?
> Thanks.

You are wrong.  You do need glue records.  Glue records registers the ip 
address of your name server(s) with the root name servers.

In this case the glue records are associated with ns1 and  The name servers need to be registered with the domain 
registrar for and forwarded as glue records to the root name 
servers for .com.

Godaddy is a domain name registrar and does not run any root name 
servers.  However, it is the responsibility of the domain name 
registrars to make sure proper glue records are maintained for any/all 
name servers used with a domain registered with them.

Lyle Giese
LCR Computer Services, Inc.

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