What does one call name server registration?

Valentin Bud valentin.bud at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 10:49:32 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 12:52 PM, Michael David Crawford <mdc at prgmr.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> Thanks!
> Mike
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Hello Mike,

 Just to point it out what i understand from your post is that you want the
NSs to
authoritative for your domain (example.com). So when someone queries for
your servers (a.ns.example OR b.ns.example.com) answer that query.

 Lets suppose the following example:
You have 2 server that you want to enable BIND (or whatever DNS application)
so they
are authoritative for example.com.
Server A - - ns.A.example.com
Server B - - ns.B.example.com

 First when you register a domain you must point a NS for that domain. So
when you register
example.com you will assign ns.A.example.com (and B) as NSs for that
particular domain.
Now if the NS for one domain has the name of the domain in it (sort of
speak, excuse my
non-tech language) as ns.A.*example.com* does you need a so called GLUE
record for
those NSs. There you point out the IP add of the NS in question.

Hope I understood right what you want and that my post helps you.

a great day,
network warrior since 2005

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