Sorry to be a pleb, but can someone be kind enough to let me know if i have done this right please.
I have a domain name registered with 123-reg.co.uk. It's been just a normal domain until now.
I have just bought a dedicated server too.
I want to setup the domain name to be the main domain for the server from which I will resell web hosting space and run my own array of sites, but I also want to setup this domain to be a nameserver too.
First question is: Is that possible or do I need to use a separate domain name for that purpose?
Second question is have I done this right assuming the answer to the first question is yes.
What i have donei s go back to the domain control panel at 123-reg and gone to the DNS settings area.
In there the default settings of the domain are an A record entry with a name of www and an IP address for the host server. Then a CNAME entry with the domain name spelt out.
So I have simply added two new A record entries, one with a name of ns1 and the other with a name of ns2 each followed by the respective IP addresses I want to use for each nameserver address.
these IP addresses are ones I havebeen assigned for the new dedicated server in addition to the main IP address for the server itself.
So is that right or have I just ploughed in and stuffed the whole thing up? I am now in the waiting period while I see if it has worked. Currently whois is returning the new nameserver as I want them to be, but if I type the address into my browser it returns the error domain not found.
Can someone explain then the difference between a whois database and a nameserver database? When I make changes in the domain name control panel, I then check the whois entry and wait to see the changes.
It just confuses me a bit that a whois can be updated so quickly but it can take so long for the domain name to point me to the right server.
I don't think I'll lose much sleep over it, but it would be nice to understand a bit more.