Knowledgebase: DNS
I am seeing a "stealth name server" warning on DNS testing tools?
Posted by Jennifer Oles on 03 April 2007 12:35 PM

Stealth name servers warnings on DNS testing tools will not cause any loss in DNS traffic.  

This message is caused by two different lists of name servers for your domain (stored in two separate areas).

The list of name servers are at:
1) Your authoritative name servers (in DNS Made Easy) - These are the list of name servers that DNS Made Easy assigned to your domain. You can view this list of name servers by selecting the "Name Servers" tab for your domain within the control panel.  These are also shown as System NS records inside of your domain.

2) At the root name servers for your TLD (these are the name servers you assign at your registrar) - These are the NS records that the registry will enter at the root name servers.

If these two groups of name servers do not match, you will these stealth name server errors on DNS testing tools. This error can be corrected by confirming the name servers match in both locations.

If you want to replace the NS records for your DNS Made Easy domains (for example to include less name servers) you can setup a Public Vanity NS configuration.  

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