somedomain.com registered with Namecheap, and have successfully set up A records for
ns2.somedomain.com to be used as nameservers for other domains.
otherdomain.me registered with Godaddy. When I go into Godaddy's interface and tell
otherdomain.me that its nameservers are going to be
ns2.somedomain.com, Godaddy's interface complains that those nameservers are not registered.
And indeed, if I go back to namecheap's "Nameserver registration" section and give it the IP addresses of
ns2.somedomain.com, Godaddy will then allow me to assign those nameservers to
otherdomain.me without issue.
So I guess my question is twofold:
Amy I correct in assuming that "Nameserver registration" is simply the friendlier term for creating glue records?
If so, and given that glue records are supposed to be used to resolve circular dependencies (which I do not have), have major registrars perverted the purpose of glue records - turning them into a global database of "permitted" nameservers?