What does one call name server registration?

Michael David Crawford mdc at prgmr.com
Wed Jul 15 09:52:44 UTC 2009


I'm having a problem making myself clear to my domain name registrar's 
tech support.

I have set up djbdns on a couple of my own servers, and want them 
registered AS name servers with whoever handles such registration.

Most registrars allow one to just enter their hostnames and IPs and they 
take care of it automagically.

But my once-beloved registrar HJ Linnen just outsourced all their 
registration services to NameScout, and they haven't got a clue.

When I looked into it in my account page at NameScout, they said to 
email tech support, so I did.

And tech support replied with the end-user instructions for assigning 
name servers to the domains one has registered with them.  That's not 
what I want.

What I have are two pairs in the following format: a.ns.example.com b.ns.example.com

I would like a domain to be able to set its name servers to be 
a.ns.example.com and b.ns.example.com, and then when that domain is 
resolved the lookup is delegated to either or

What is the process called, of registering such name servers?  If I can 
tell NameScout support to do that for me, possibly they can get 
themselves a clue on my behalf.


Michael David Crawford
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