I have a domain, call it
DOMAIN.NET, which is an Internet service provider.
DOMAIN.NET has Glue Records that I put in via the existing registrar, which enable the client domains like
BAZ.COM, etc. to use
NS2.DOMAIN.NET as their DNS servers. For anyone who doesn't know, Glue Records are essential for the functionality of NS1, NS2, etc., not going to explain it here, but these explain it
I want to transfer
DOMAIN.NET to another registrar. But, do the Glue Records get transferred? My guess is no, because I would think registrars all send and manage Glue Records themselves, and send the Glue IPs directly to the Internet root servers for .Net, so how would the new registrar know about it during a domain transfer?
I need to know before I transfer, because if the Glue records disappear, all my client domains that have
NS2.DOMAIN.NET as their dns servers will likely start failing for a period of time until I get the Glue records re-added.
Is there a magical way to transfer Glue Records to the new registrar when transferring a domain?
EDIT Jan 2, 2013 I am happy to report that the Glue Records did get transferred with my domain. Before transferring my live domain, I transferred a "test" domain which had Glue Records. Transferred from Network Solutions into Godaddy. After transfer, when I query the root servers, it still shows my glue records are there. When I look at the Godaddy Domain Control Panel, the domain shows all the Glue Records under "Host Summary", meaning they did transfer into the new registrar with the domain. For others resting this, I would be safer to use a different DNS during the transfer of that domain, just in case the Glue Records were lost to avoid loops.
I imagine others may be in similar positions as me at some point, and I hope this is very useful information, since I couldn't find the answer anywhere.