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The a record is to map an ip with a domain right?

But what if you set the a record to a specific ip and you set the nameservers too and the nameservers return an ip that is different that the ip specified in the a record?

Or is it so that the one overrides the other?

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The nameserver associated with a domain tells the Internet who to ask for the A records for that domain, so the chain may go Domain Name -> Nameserver -> A record -> IP address (the nameserver is looked up first and has a different role to the A record).

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Thank you for the good explanation. – Tomasi Aug 17 '10 at 18:53

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