Glue records


What is a Glue Record? Can a Glue Record be created in Openprovider?


Glue records are the entries that must be created in the registry to allow correct DNS resolution of domains whose nameserver objects comprise of the domain name itself.

Imagine that one registered the domain and then uses the same name as a nameserver to create and

The problem is that whenever one wants to access one will have to request or to resolve the address. This can become a loop without prior knowledge of the address of

The solution is Glue records which provide an A record to one's server so that when trying to resolve the IP address will be served by the registry's nameservers.

NB: Although Glue records are created, you must also create the A records to the respective hosts IP ( and in the DNS zone of the domain.


As long as the domain is registered in Openprovider, Glue records can be created on Domain management > Nameservers, or just clicking here







Please note that any nameserver related changes to domain objects might take several hours to propagate across public DNS resolvers.

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