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comment How can a domain use its own nameservers?
@Aeron There are some oddities with how it worked. unix.stackexchange.com/a/93809/7493 is one answer I found on SE. homepage.ntlworld.com/jonathan.deboynepollard/FGA/… is another source that gets into why not use nslookup. But have no fear, if nslookup is dear to you, it seems that the ISC has actually since reversed the decision to deprecate it.
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comment How can a domain use its own nameservers?
@Lèsemajesté - Thanks! It's true that nslookup comes with Windows while dig does not. But it should also be noted that the ISC, who maintains both tools, deprecated nslookup in favor of dig with BIND 9.5 (circa 2008) if not before that release. I'd therefore recommend installing and using the latest stable version of BIND tools when possible. (The ISC provides a Windows Binaries for BIND as a download with each version).
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comment How can a domain use its own nameservers?
At the minimum, your registrar must push NS records for your domain to your domain's parent. However when you have the case that your NS records point to hosts within your domain (e.g. ns1.huggard.info is part of huggard.info), your registrar also pushes A records for the associated NS entries. Other records (MX, all A records) are then updated/published in the zone file on your DNS servers. (i.e. on the servers pointed to by NS (and optionally A/AAAA) records from the parent zone (e.g. ns{1-4}.huggard.info)).
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comment How can a domain use its own nameservers?
I used A as it's the most basic record... but to relate to your question, if you want to look at my mail exchangers change A for MX in the 3 queries and you'll see the same dance.
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