dig a vanity domain

thufir hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Tue Dec 24 22:26:42 UTC 2013

On Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:38:26 +0000, Tony Arnold wrote:

> Possibly. There is no 'answer' section returned by dig which means
> dur.bounceme.net does not have an MX record. Thus, any mail sent to
> xxx at dur.bounceme.net will be delivered directly to dur.bounceme.net,
> wherever that may be.

I went back and filled in the MX section (hard to find) at noip.com, and 

thufir at dur:~$ dig dur.bounceme.net

; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>> dur.bounceme.net
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 38406
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;dur.bounceme.net.		IN	A

dur.bounceme.net.	60	IN	A

;; Query time: 156 msec
;; WHEN: Tue Dec 24 14:24:31 2013
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 50

thufir at dur:~$ 

which seems redundant, but I guess it's required to have that "answer" 
section.  The ip address in dig is how mail will eventually make its way 
to my computer?


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