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    Enom nameservers and other options

    Hi all,

    Hoping someone can answer a few questions regarding Enom nameservers and the possiblity that my plan may be completley stupid.

    With my current hosting package I can create my own private nameservers and have done so. Everything works well and in a WHOIS you see, ns1.domain.com, ns2.domain.com etc.

    I was told I should use Enom's (where my domain is registered) as they use 5 maybe 6 nameservers all seperated geographically. My problem with this is I would like WHOIS information to list, ns1.domain.com.

    Now, from my very limited DNS knowledge, I could create a CNAME to point to the corresponding Enom nameserver. Is this right? So, ns1.domain.com would cname to dns1.name-services.com and I could keep my ns1.domain.com etc.

    The reason I wanted to use Enom's is for the geographic seperation, as I my site hosted in two parts of the world, so wanted to have the US version for us visitors and the eu version for european visitors.

    Are there any problems with this plan, is it pointless for instance? Or would there be a couple of extra hops involved to resolve the domain which would slow things down?

    Any help is really appreciated!

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    i dont believe that will work. A CNAME will redirect the user to that server, the dns is managed by whatever is listed in the registry (ns1.domain.com or enom's namservers --not both).
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    you could actually brand your namservers over enom's and use that now that I think about it. Just create nameservers using the same IPs as their servers. I do this with my hosts nameservers to make them my own
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    it wont work, i tried it

    to use their DNS service (for dns entry page to show) you have to choose at enom "use your nameservers" to enable the DNS page to show.

    it will work with any hosting company but not enom since the DNS manager page wont show unless you choose the option to enable it.

    i even emailed them asking to allow it for resellers they said might be there in future (mentioned it at enom wish list thread )
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    DirectI has branded nameservers.
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    branded nameservers and using their dns services?

    wow amazing
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