DNS question

I have a hint record pointing to a name server that has not been used to several
years. As I am changing providers, I need to try to delete this record. I think
the appropriate question for this forum, is where should I go to research/ask
this question? Replying to me off list is fine and I will share any answers,
success or lack thereof if there is interest.

Thanks
Doug

I have a hint record pointing to a name server that has not been used to
several years.

what's a "hint record?" ns glue?

randy

Doug,

I have a hint record pointing to a name server that has not been used to
several years.

what's a "hint record?" ns glue?

If yes, then it depends on what the nameserver in question is called (more accurately, what the parent zone is).

If your nameserver is called "ns1.automagic.org", then the change you need to effect is in the "org" zone. If the nameserver is called "must.perform.quirkafleeg.net", then the change you require must happen in the "net" zone.

In both of those examples, the way you submit requests to a registry is through one of several registrars. The rule is that the registrar you need to talk to is the one who sponsors your nameserver's superordinate domain.

So, for "ns1.automagic.org" you talk to the Afilias registrar who sponsors "automagic.org", and for "must.perform.quirkafleeg.net" you talk to the VGRS registrar who sponsors "quirkafleeg.net".

Rules in other registries with registrars may vary.

I can give you specific help if you send me a note off-list.

Joe