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What’s the difference between a primary and secondary name server?

With a primary name server, your domain name is known on the Internet. A secondary name server is a backup of this primary server. The data on the secondary server is the same as on the primary name server.


Advantages of a secondary name server:
  • Reliable: Thanks to the secondary backup server your domain names remain available outside your network, even if there is a problem with your primary server.
  • No extra charges: Telenet configures your secondary name server at no extra cost.
  • Convenient: You don’t need to configure and install the secondary name server yourself.

We configure both servers if they are managed by us. If you choose to use your own name server as primary server and Hostbasket name servers as secondary name servers, you need to allow "zone transfers" on your primary server. Ask your system administrator for help.

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