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I just transferred an existing domain from one registrar to another. It has had private name servers with dnsmadeeasy.com for a long time. At the new registrar, they have the correct nameservers listed as it transferred over, but they prepopulated the DNS Records with their own info. Do I need to change the DNS info to match what I have at dnsmadeeasy or does it not matter. The only change we wanted was to move the domain from one registrar to another...all the DNS records should stay the same.

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It would be easier to check if you advised the domain name, but in the general case, where the nameservers registered with the registrar are not the registrars nameservers any [non NS ] domain records they might have are ignored. Of-course, the nameservers you are pointing to need to be set up with the appropriate records.

[ I know that Crazy Domains/Dreamscape networks has a list of domain records for domains I manage which I safely ignore as I point DNS for my clients to my own nameservers - I posit many other registrars are similar ]

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  • Hey thanks for taking the time to answer this. Private name servers are a thing,, just google that. I'm not confusing private domain registration. or anything, the question really is....If I have my nameservers at a place that is different than the registrar, does the DNS info that the registrar prepopulates...matter at all...as that info is NOT the info at the nameservers. Jan 16 at 13:50
  • Private nameservers give you DNS servers under your own domain name. They require glue records created at the registrar. Jan 16 at 17:03
  • @StephenOstermiller Thanks for that. That term did not exist when I was learning about them. To me a "private nameserver" is simply a public facing authorative server (a private nameserver would be one with zones only available on a local network/intranet!)
    – davidgo
    Jan 16 at 18:06

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