A record of domain name must be name server ?

Barry Margolin barmar at alum.mit.edu
Mon Sep 8 09:58:35 UTC 2014

In article <mailman.871.1410167955.26362.bind-users at lists.isc.org>,
 Pete Fong <petefong2012 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Matus UHLAR - fantomas,
> Sorry, I do not understand the meaning of "It could only issue a problem if
> you pointed "example.com. NS example.com."
> or similar MX etc records."  Do you mind to explain more details ? Thank
> you very much.

NS records tell everyone where the DNS servers for the domain are. So 
xxx.com only has to be assigned the IP of the DNS server if you have an 
NS record that says that xxx.com is the DNS server for xxx.com.

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA

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