root server updates

root server updates

Post by Jennife » Tue, 21 Oct 2003 12:24:51

I have a dns server I have about 500 domains on several
registrars pointing to it. I need to change the IP on the box and move it.
Shouldn't I be able to just change the A record for and have
it work? I tried that and I've waited 2 days and it still shows the old IP
at the root servers. Did I do it wrong?

Thanks for any help.

root server updates

Post by Michael Br » Wed, 22 Oct 2003 02:05:18

> -----Original Message-----


Registrars store the DNSname/IP address for those DNS servers that are
entered for domains registered there. You will need to change each and
every domain's information to update them all. If you used the same
registrar for all the domains, then they likely have a way you can update
them all at once with a single change.

Michael Breton


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Post by Barry Marg » Wed, 22 Oct 2003 02:16:19

In article <bn14ts$6vu$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

No they don't, and you shouldn't. Before you can specify a host as a
nameserver for any domains, you have to do a separate host registration,
and that's the only place where the name->IP address is stored. All you
should have to do is change the host registration, and this will update the
glue record for the server.

Barry Margolin, XXXX@XXXXX.COM
Level(3), Woburn, MA
Please DON'T copy followups to me -- I'll assume it wasn't posted to the group.

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Post by David E. S » Wed, 22 Oct 2003 11:03:23

All this depends on the registrar.

I've got domains with GoDaddy, which AFAICT just stores the name of the
nameserver; OpenSRS, which uses glue like you describe; and NetSol, which
is just plain weird (some of the domains I have with in their
nameserver record have one IP, and some have another).

Best of luck sorting it out...