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    Nameserver, I don't understand

    At my registrant I register a domain and connect it to their nameserver. Clear to me.

    At my server, I add the domain and connect it to an IP. Also clear.

    But how does the nameserver knows where to find my domain? I think he doesn't know my server or domain IP. He only knows my domain name.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2002

    Re: Nameserver, I don't understand

    Originally posted by Leo Krans
    At my registrant I register a domain and connect it to their nameserver.
    THEIR nameserver?
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  3. #3
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    Jul 2002
    the nameserver has a pointer of the hostname to the IP, thats how you find the server.

    ofcourse while the domain is POINTED to the respective nameserver
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    I think you need to set A RECORD if you have your own web server. Set A RECORD with your Web server's IP address to their own nameservers.
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  5. #5
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    San Mateo, California
    Your name registrar's name server has your domain name and ip mapping info in what is called the A-Record. You need to register your web server's ip into your registrar's dns servers. has a very flexible admin tool for setting every record yourself (if you know what you're doing). - Online product price comparison shopping

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