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What is a glue record?

A glue record is the IP address of a name server held at the domain name registry.

Glue records are required when you wish to set the name servers of a domain name to a hostname under the domain name itself.

For example if you wished to set the name servers of to and you would need to also provide the glue records (i.e. the IP addresses) for and

If you did not provide the glue records for these name servers then your domain name will not work as anyone requiring DNS information for it would get stuck in a loop!

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