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Thanks for clearing up those points Michael. I'm amazed I went on so long in the dark about this stuff!
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You say "the" top level name server. Are all the gTLD nameservers identical? If I dig +trace com. repeatedly I get a different nameserver, i.e. [a-m].gtld-servers.net, on most occasions. How do we pick a root server initially, and how does that root server decide what gTLD NS to give us?
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Thanks @ananthan, Googling on those terms I just found this very informative question.
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