Random question about DNS

Andy Armstrong andy at hexten.net
Thu Feb 15 14:32:20 GMT 2007

I'm sure somebody knows :)

I'm moving the 200+ domains I host to a new server. I could move the  
IP addresses of my current box to the new box - but that would  
involve all sorts of fraught interactions with the hosting company so  
I'd like to avoid it if possible.

All of the domains currently have ns1.hexten.net and ns2.hexten.net  
as their nameservers. I can change the DNS for ns1 and ns2 to point  
at my new box but it's my understanding that that won't have the  
desired effect because the glue records for those nameservers contain  
hard wired IP addresses.

Is that right? Does anyone know how if there's a way to change the IP  
addresses of the nameservers without contacting loads of people -  
many of whom are not particularly technical - and asking them to  
nominate new nameservers for their domain(s)?

Andy Armstrong, hexten.net

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