Stealth Nameserver Records
This tutorial will explain what stealth nameserver records are
Stealth nameserver records are sent when the authoritative zone file has been delegated to a different pair of nameservers.
e.g, at the registrar, I delegate the following nameservers for web24domain.com:
However, when a user queries the nameservers, they inform the user that the zone has been delegated elsewhere under the following nameservers:
The user then queries the delegated nameservers for the appropriate records and the lookup is completed.
1. Although Stealth NS records are valid, they can sometimes indicate a problem in your zone configuration.
For example, Stealth NS records can be sent if only 2/3 of your ‘hypothetical’ nameservers are configured at the registry, and all 3/3 nameservers are assigned as authoritative within your zone file; this will cause 1/3 of your nameservers to be sent as a Stealth NS record.
2. Stealth NS records can be created by using the NS Resource Record in your zone-file. Here is an example of how your zone file might look if you had stealth NS records:
At the registrar:
web24domain.com IN NS ns1.web24.com.au web24domain.com IN NS ns2.web24.com.au
In the zone file:
web24domain.com IN NS ns1.web24domain.com web24domain.com IN NS ns2.web24domain.com