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    Personalized vs Generic DNS

    I am wondering what the difference is between the two. I know one gives you a more personalized appearance and somewhat hides the original server. Is it a good idea to have a custom DNS record. I am thinking of changing all my domains to custom records so that the client won't know the hosting company I am using.

    Does anybody have any experience with this?
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    I'm not quite sure on the context you are meaning here, but its always going to be possible to find out where your server is hosted - trace routes give the data center away if nothing else. Normally the IP block's will show who owns them too.

    For example, my own server will lead you to a collocation provider in Manchester, as would a whois on my IPs even though I HAVE set my 'reverse DNS' up.


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