I suppose a lot of it depends on your needs. For us, we run internal DNS servers for all the VMs we have running; mostly for software development and monitoring. It makes sense for us to do so as we have mostly Macs (and my Linux workstation) that work better using DNS. Had we been a mostly Windows shop, we'd likely use NetBIOS internally with some Dynamic DNS for win clients. We also have external DNS servers for our cloud based servers, web servers primarily. We could have stuck with Network Solutions (our Domain Registrar) for DNS, but we have a LOT of domains across the globe and we prefer handling them ourselves. Management can be a bit of a headache at time, but it's worth it, IMHO. On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 8:14 AM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote: > What is the advantage, if any, of running one's own DNS server? > Surely the link between domain name and IP address > must already have been established? > > -- > Timothy Murphy > gayleard /at/ eircom.net > School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin > > > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > -- Mark Haney ::: Senior Systems Engineer *VIF* International Education P.O. Box 3566 ::: Chapel Hill, N.C. 27515 ::: USA 919-265-5006 office Global learning for all. www.vifprogram.com <http://www.vifprogram.com/?utm_source=signature&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=VIF> Find VIF on Facebook <http://facebook.com/VIFInternationalEducation> | Twitter <http://twitter.com/vifprogram> | LinkedIn <http://www.linkedin.com/company/vif-international-education> Recognized as a ‘Best for the World’ <http://bestfortheworld.bcorporation.net/> B Corp!