nameserver registration

Lyle Giese lyle at
Sat Jun 18 16:34:18 UTC 2011

On 06/18/11 10:21, Sven Eschenberg wrote:
> That is weird.
> When I use my own NSes under my own domain, I need to reg them to .org
> NSes, when I use my registrars NSes I don't.
> There does not seem to be any technical reason for your scenario (imho).
> Regards
> -Sven
> P.S.: A direct glue of course could reduce the lookup path length and save
> resources.
> On Sat, June 18, 2011 16:30, 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.

When using someone's name servers, it is THEIR responsibility to make 
sure proper glue records are generated.  When it's your name servers, 
you are required to register them.

My domain is  if I use ns1 and as 
my name servers and do not have glue records for them in the .com root 
servers, how is anyone going to find the name servers for my domain?

But in the example given, whoever owns needs to create the 
glue records by registering ns1 and as name servers. 
And if the owner of does not make sure the name servers they 
want to use are not registered, then they should not be wondering why 
others will have trouble resolving

Lyle Giese
LCR Computer Services, Inc.

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