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Re: DNS announcement question

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Sat Jun 28 12:39:15 2003

You may wish to read up on domain names and DNS, you can probably google 
something up or heres the RFCs

Your questions are off the mark somewhat, you must whois the domain to check you 
have the correct DNS servers the query (dig) the domain on that DNS to check its 
resolving what you want it to.

On Sat, 28 Jun 2003, Jim Popovitch wrote:

> I have a question about the way DNS records are announced/handled.  Thank
> you in advance for any insight into this, and I hope this isn't too far off
> topic for discussion here.
> Background:
> -  I have a domain whose MX and DNS is handled by registrar ABC
>     and I am moving that domain to registrar XYZ.
> -  I have verified (via dig) the proper config on the new registrar.

You are mixing the registrar and DNS functions, you need whois to determine the 
registrar's settings

> Questions:
> 1) How does one registrar 'win out' over a second registrar when
>    updating root servers?

Its a hierarchy, the root/gtld will have a set of authoratitive DNS servers for 
the domain, theres no propogation etc. So the answer is the DNS go to whatever 
the registrar has set the DNS servers to be

> 2) How can I verify that the domain will be properly 'announced'
>    to the root servers by the new registrar?



> -Jim P.

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