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DNS servers are not in the same TLD as domains - should I care?

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by spaceman, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. spaceman

    spaceman Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2002
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    We're a small Australian web hosting company, but we use a .com address for our name servers. The vast majority of the websites we host end in .au (for Australia).

    This results in (at least) the following warning message when running a DNS Report for all of the .au sites we host:

    So I hear what they're saying - "you can speed up the connections slightly by having NS records that are in the same TLD as your domain." - but what do others think? Other than changing this line of the report from a WARN to a PASS, is it actually worth the minor hassle of changing my nameservers to be .au instead of .com? Will anyone actually notice? Have I made our hosting any more robust and/or easier to maintain if I do this?

    Thx for your comments.
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  2. brianoz

    brianoz Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't mean anything much ... if you had nameservers, the top-level servers would hand out the IP addresses of your nameservers when asked about the domain. This saves a DNS lookup to find their details and might make the very first visit to a webpage a little faster. Not a biggie ...

    In terms of making anything easier to maintain - probably not. A domain is a little more manageable than a .com, that's about it I think!
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