[dns-operations] domain in .no, nameserver in .com - where is the glue?

Andrew Sullivan andrew at ca.afilias.info
Mon Aug 20 16:41:10 UTC 2007

On Mon, Aug 20, 2007 at 06:23:53PM +0200, Andreas Pettersson wrote:
> Q1:
> How "bad" is it to have a domain's name servers under another TLD?
> For example, apple.no has all NS's under .com.

I suspect the answer to this will largely depend on what your goals
are and how much you trust the various infrastructure: some argue, for
instance, that there is a slight speed increase realised by putting
the NS set entirely inside the delegation, because then the name
server IP records are known earlier in the delegation chain, since
the IP addresses come back as glue.  

But lots of people do this.  Indeed, many TLDs have hardly any glue in
them at all.


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