DNS Host Handles/Registrations

> This link is what I was looking for. Thanks! I find it interesting
> that NSOL is the only one who has responsibility for this???
> Shouldn't *all* registrars have this ability?

They do.

No, they do not. At least for the ones I use (register.com and SRS).

Register.com certainly does do this. I've used them to make changes to a host that was orignally created by NSOL, but the hosts' domain was moved after its creation, to Register.com. NSOL refused to update my host record when I needed to change its IP address. They said I had to do it at Register.com. A note to support@register.com took care of it.

Don't change your info at NSOL if NSOL is not your registrar.

It appears that the person who "believed" that NSOL was the central
repository for this was correct. Changes are made at NSOL, and picked up
by other resgistrars via whois.

No, changes are made at the registrar for hosts that live in domains that are held at the registrar. Eventually the crsnic whois database is updated. In my case, NSOL whois still shows the old IP address for my host, but crsnic whois has the right address, and so do the GTLD servers.

I think what Randy meant was the fun of THIS sort of thing happening:

1) Hosting company registers ns1.big-hosting.com with NetSol.

2) Joe's Bar registers itself with CheapRegister, hosted by (1), so
of course their NS is ns1.big-hosting.com even though they are joes-bar.com

3) Fred's Bowling Alley registers itself with AnotherRegistrar, who is
more picky about the NS records - so they say "ns1.freds-bowling.com" but
give the A record for ns1.big-hosting.com because that's who's actually
doing it.

4) Now just *try* and change any of this without leaving bits and
pieces of shredded and mangled DNS clue records from here to Zaire.


"Dear Opensrs support. Please bless ns.blah.cc w.x.y.z as a valid nameserver
in the gTLD registry".

'course it only works for opensrs resellers, but I would be surprised
if other registrars didn't have a similar method.