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10/15/04: Name Server choice
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Does it make any difference where the name servers
for a domain are located? I am wondering why it takes
so long before my site starts loading up in browsers.
Yes, it makes a huge difference!
If your name server is for example located in China or at
some rural ISP in Kentucky, when somebody tries to jump
to your site from a link, then their browser first has to
inquire from your domain registration about where your name
servers are. Then the name servers have to be queried for
the road map to your pages. Only then can the request for
the pages be sent to wherever they happen to be hosted.
We found that we get the fastest results by locating our
name servers in the big hub that connects the transatlantic
cables and the North American continent. With Millions of
visitors to 50,000 postcard sites, the location of the name
servers and the page servers makes a very noticeable
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