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Q: dns order affecting search engine placement? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: dns order affecting search engine placement?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jesus916-ga
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Posted: 20 Jan 2003 21:43 PST
Expires: 19 Feb 2003 21:43 PST
Question ID: 146355
Can the orders of the name servers alter the search engine rankings??

I explain:
I have a site number 1 in google for long time. Due to an update, the
register has (yesterday) put the dns in the opposite order in which
this site always been (the primary dns now shows as secondary and

While any other changes that I do to my domain in my control panel
seems to take effect, I cannot change the dns on my domain control
panel as they are showing in the right order despite each time I run a
whois the dns's are showing in the wrong order.

So, can this affect the possitioning of said site that right until two
days ago was with the dns's the other way round??
*At present the site still showing number 1
Subject: Re: dns order affecting search engine placement?
Answered By: sycophant-ga on 21 Jan 2003 15:20 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
I can find no reason that this should affect your search engine
placement of your website or any other operational matter of your

DNS effectively operates at a lower level that HTTP. A web browser, or
search engine maintains no interest in the order of DNS servers, so
long as the DNS records are still able to be resolved, and changing
the order should not affect that.

For the purposes of resolving a name to an address, any authoriative
name server can be queried and provide the same response. The listed
order is unimportant for that operation.

The only way I can imagine that you rating might be affect would be if
there were a window of unavailablity during a DNS change over, but
seeing as the only order has been reversed, this seems very unlikely.
The order of DNS servers, as listed when registering domains, is not
generally relevant, so long as you are not requiring that the
registering body provide and secondary or tertiary DNS services for

I hope this can put your mind at rest.

My information is based on over 5 years of providing personal
webhosting and DNS services and over a year managing DNS matters for a
national-level ISP and it's customers.

DNS and Bind (Book, published by O'Reilly and Associates)

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