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May 27, 2005, 4:25 am
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On a domain record at DirectNIC, there is room for up to 6 name servers.
I am in the process of relocating several domains from one server to
another. The present name server entries are ns1.oldserver.com and
ns2.oldserver.com. If I add ns1.newserver.com and ns2.newserver.com as
the third and fourth entries now, when I make the change this weekend,
if I take down the site on oldserver, will traffic automatically find
its way to newserver? I would then, of course, update the domain record
to exclude the entries for oldserver.
Obviously I'm trying to make the transition as smooth as possible to
avoid the problems with DNS changes not propagating simultaneously all
over the world.
I've never seen this done, so there are probably good reasons for me not
to do it. I thought I would ask.
Re: Changing Name Servers
Forging a path through the Usenet jungle, armed only with a rusty
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Thunderbird/1.0 Mnenhy/0.7.2.0, mcp6453 stumbled into alt.www.webmaster
Don't do that it will take longer to propogate.
Web: Just leave the old site up for as long as possible during the
web + database: create a new hostname (subdomain) at the new host. Set
the old server to respond with a 302 to the new hostname.
mail: is a pita no matter which way you look at it. there's several ways
to approach this depending on several things including how good your
relationship is with your clients.
Whatever you do - do something.
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