[OT] Hosting a DNS

Kipton Moravec kip at kdream.com
Wed Jun 3 22:31:50 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-06-03 at 09:20 -0700, Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-06-03 at 21:24 +0800, GNUbie wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > 
> > What do you think is the main reason or the importance of hosting your
> > own DNS when your ISP and/or Domain Registrar can host it for you for
> > FREE?
> > 
> > Normally if you are going to host your own DNS for your organization,
> > ideally you need to run it at least on two (2) different machines
> > connected at least to two (2) different ISPs.
> I do my own authoritative DNS.  I also have a secondary authoritative
> server on a separate ISP for redundancy.  The requirement for at least 2
> DNS servers on separate networks is probably the main reason it is
> easier to let your ISP do this for you.  Any ISP worth anything will
> have secondary authoritative servers on separate networks.
> -- 

I also use opendns for my static routers I am moving around a lot. Their
DNS servers are at and That way I do not
have to worry about the particular ISP I am hooked into that day.



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