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Re: DNS Host Handles/Registrations

  • From: Adam McKenna
  • Date: Wed Nov 07 17:16:29 2001

On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 04:14:18PM -0500, Vivien M. wrote:
> You can get quirky situations, though, because the NSI registrar division
> does not update its database of registered name servers from the NSI
> registry.

Yes, this is correct.  However, it doesn't matter what info NSOL has.  If the
"host record" they're using matches up with something that's registered in 
Internic WHOIS, then the GTLD servers will use the correct info when updating
the glue records in the SOA.  The only effective symptom of having the wrong
info in the NSOL WHOIS is annoyance and confused customers.  

For a real-life example of this, try:

$ whois

then try

$ dig soa