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  1. #1
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    VPS: TLD Parent Check Problem

    Hi,
    I've done a lot of searching with the error message but I can't seem to find a clear explanation/solution for this:

    Using intoDNS, I enter one of my nameservers and I get this error:

    TLD Parent Check: WARNING: Looks like the parent servers do not have information for your TLD when asked. This is ok but can be confusing.

    Everything else checks out fine -- except for this (which I don't know if it's related or not):

    SOA EXPIRE Your SOA EXPIRE number is: 3600000. That is NOT OK

    If it helps my dns configuration is this:

    ns1. --- on one VPS along with cpanel/whm
    ns2. --- on a second VPS (different provider) -- run via cPanel DNSONLY

    I don't know if it's relevant, but I have a third VPS, not running BIND, that is also syncing with ns1 as an additional cpanel web server.

    Everything looks fine from the user end and is working fine as far as I know, I just want to try to understand this message.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangy View Post
    TLD Parent Check: WARNING: Looks like the parent servers do not have information for your TLD when asked. This is ok but can be confusing.
    Thsi can happen if you're using a ccTLD - Like .co.uk for example. Ignore it if everything else is working

    Quote Originally Posted by rangy View Post
    SOA EXPIRE Your SOA EXPIRE number is: 3600000. That is NOT OK
    Drop your SOA Expire to 1209600 and IntoDNS will be happy for you

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    SOA Expire: RFC 1912 recommends 1209600 to 2419200 seconds (2-4 weeks) to allow for major outages of the zone master. BIND Time format.
    Only matters if you have slave DNS servers setup that are pulling the zone.

    The other is also just a warning... that's just how some TLDs behave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightwave View Post
    SOA Expire: RFC 1912 recommends 1209600 to 2419200 seconds (2-4 weeks) to allow for major outages of the zone master. BIND Time format.
    Only matters if you have slave DNS servers setup that are pulling the zone.

    The other is also just a warning... that's just how some TLDs behave.
    Well I do have the ns2 on a dnsonly different box..so I guess that would be a slave server. What should the SOA expire be for this setup?
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