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    Yes

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    No, a Domain Name registrar is different than a company's domain name server. Most companies have failover for their own DNS servers but they have to register with a Domain Name registrar to get on the Internet. The registrar points to the company's DNS server to and then traffic can be routed to the Internet.
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    Not always, a few registrars are also DNS nodes.

    The registrar is apparently what got hacked, though, and that's where root records can be changed (and then propagated out).
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    A dns server links ip addresses to websites. If you can compromise the dns server, you can link a bad ip address to a correct doorjamb name.

    Example.. You go to gatorcountry.com, when really you are going to an up address like 50.96.226.1
    A compromised dbs might take you to 50.96.255.254 when typing in gatorcountry.com in the address bar, which is a totally different page.


    If I ever need a server, or a secondary dna, the last time I checked google's was 8.8.8.8
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    Replace doorjamb with dimension name
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    Domain.... Stupid phone
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    A DNS server typically just propagates records from a SOA record. This is important because these guys didn't hack a DNS server, they hacked a domain registrar and record provider. These get propagated out until they hit node servers.

    And of course DNS does more than link canonicals to IPs it also links canonicals to canonicals, SOA and MX records, etc.

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