Changing Name Servers

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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 and If I add and 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  
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041206  
Thunderbird/1.0 Mnenhy/, mcp6453 stumbled into alt.www.webmaster  
and said:

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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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