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I found a domain name which gives different results for following dig commands. Lets assume the domain name is



Is anyone know what are the reasons for getting different results for this queries?

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Of course you get different results. Those are two different domain names. – EEAA Jan 3 '13 at 5:03
More Specifically two different FQDNs.... – mdpc Jan 3 '13 at 5:06
Very nice question. – Buttle Butkus Jan 3 '13 at 10:21
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They're two different queries, why should they give the same results?

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My apologies if it is a silly question. I'm new to this DNS stuff. I can understand that we can host DNS, but I believe that we cannot host another DNS like Is that right or wrong? I have only seen things as aliases in web servers which pointing by dns record. – Yasiru G Jan 3 '13 at 5:20
Your understanding is incorrect. They're two different names, as different as and The DNS system doesn't care about conventions about how the com TLD or www host name is used. – David Schwartz Jan 3 '13 at 5:22

One is a domain and the other is a subdomain. The fact thet they very often do have the same address doesn't mean they have to.

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