DNS domain services
Note for Sysadmins: please read Sysadmin/SOP/DNSZoneUpdates for instructions on how to update the DNS zone files.
GNOME hosts a primary and secondary DNS server, both running the latest BIND, each in a different data-center. Currently we define the master zones for the following domains:
In some cases, we delegate subdomains for the ISO country codes (e.g. 'it.gnome.org', 'de.gnome.org' etc) for GNOME sub-organisations within a country. We do recommend that if there is a 'www.<cc>.gnome.org', that it at least has a homepage that is aimed at general GNOME users/developers in that country. If it contain resources for translators, all the better, but it should not be entirely about translations/translators.
Historically we had a number of DNS servers, independently run, scattered randomly around the world in no particular order. It was decided that, for maintainability reasons, DNS be brought completely in-house. Currently the registrar(s) are configured simply for 'ns-master.gnome.org' and 'ns-slave.gnome.org'.
Matthew Galgoci is the man to thank for getting the nameserver set up and configured. Thanks, Matthew.
Please submit any DNS-related problems or requests to Bugzilla.