Running a DNS (e.g. BIND9) -- why?

Eric Dunbar eric.dunbar at
Sat Jun 11 14:52:44 UTC 2005

Hello, an abstract question:

Why would you run your own DNS (domain name server, FYI for innocent

The reason I ask this question is that I often see questions regarding
set-up of BIND9 or other such DNS services. Why would one set up a DNS
on a small & private LAN? Does having your own DNS improve look-up
response times? Can you then host your own domain(s) without having to
subscribe to a DNS service like which has its own

Thanks for indulging my curiosity,


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