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I have quite a few domains registered at GoDaddy, and I'm using their nameservers.

Each domain uses 2 nameservers, such as NS10.DOMAINCONTROL.COM. Recently I have encountered a problem where many people emailed in that some of my hosts are inaccessible. After some investigation, I found that all these servers were hosted at the same DOMAINCONTROL.COM server. Some regions in the world failed to resolve my hosts, some managed without any problem.

My question is: is there any recovery from this? What can I do to fix this when this problem happens again? Any tips would be great!

PS. The dns soa started working again (with all propagation) after 4-5 days. In between it was pure hell.


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If you're experiencing problems using somebody else's DNS servers you need to talk to them about any issues you're having. –  John Gardeniers Mar 30 '11 at 1:09
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Hmmm... move your name servers? You could also transfer your domains and move your name servers to another registrar (these are not mutually inclusive).

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GoDaddy is pretty unreliable; if I needed any kind of guaranteed uptime, I'd move them. –  Satanicpuppy Mar 29 '11 at 22:09
but if I move nameservers during a catastrophe, aren't the results still cached in some dns servers? so nothing would happen, right? –  gilm Mar 31 '11 at 6:13
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