Get the list of root nameservers for a given TLD

dig +short NS org.
Sample Output
a0.org.afilias-nst.info.
a2.org.afilias-nst.info.
b0.org.afilias-nst.org.
b2.org.afilias-nst.org.
c0.org.afilias-nst.info.
d0.org.afilias-nst.org.

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By: dpoblador
2010-04-21 15:10:47

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