Month: July 2022

What is the purpose of the Authoritative DNS server?

What is an Authoritative DNS server?

An authoritative DNS server (also known as an authoritative nameserver) holds the zone file containing DNS records (for A, AAAA, CNAME, TXT, etc.). It could be a domain registrar or a DNS hosting provider’s server.

Several authoritative servers cover various locations. They only respond to queries for the DNS zones they have set up.

Different answers from the Authoritative DNS server

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