Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

A little question about DNS. Given a domain, say:

I want to setup a subdomain like this:

I want to delegate this zone to third party Name Servers(secondaries), say:

When defining the delegation within the zone file, should I specify the IP Addresses of the third party name servers, or I could just point to the FQDN of the DNS's the way I just pointed before?


share|improve this question

Since the servers you are delegating to are not within the zone all you should have to do is add a couple records like this.

sub             NS
sub             NS

If the DNS servers you where delegating to are within you would also need to provide glue records.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.