All reseller's want to be some somewhat anonymous from the host they buy space from. Most reseller's will opt for the private name server setup however some forget about it or just don't care. I'd like to offer an anonymous domain for them to use as name servers but I don't want to just plain put it out that the domain is anonymous. If a potential client of their's looks up their DNS and goes to the website, I'd like to be able to keep the potential client from automatically thinking they are a reseller. In order to do this one would need some pretty clever/convincing information shown at that domain. Anybody have any ideas?
No. I will have private dns servers for my reseller's. Let's call that domain anonymous.com, so their original name servers will be ns1.anonymous.com and ns2.anonymous.com.
Now I don't want to make it as obvious as that for my reseller's that don't signup for private name servers. So if a client looks up their dns and they see ns1/ns2 .anonymous.com and go to it I'd like to be able to convince that visitor that they aren't a reseller.
Why would you want to set up an annoymous domain though? If you want it to be completely private label reselling, offering private nameservers should do the trick just fine. Besides, people that know anything about it will whois the nameserver domain aswell...which will be registered to you. I say cut out all that and just give PNS.
If somebody signs up as a reseller and doesn't want to go through the trouble of setting up private name servers, they can use the default anonymous name servers that were setup with their account. It's a standard service that many hosts do, including hostgator.
I think a simple "Sorry, this domain is used for DNS purposes only." would be enough. The savvy users will continue investigating (there's nothing you can do about that), the less savvy ones will be ok with the explanation.
Though I guess you could put some type of hosting tutorials/FAQs/general information page/site if you have the time to.
I have an idea, it just popped into my head. Personally I think it's genious but that's just me
Looking at all the backbone connections the DC that hosts my server is, I searched through the backbones and I was able to found a good copy-cat URL to one and I will use that as my DNS and simply redirect any visitors to the domain to the backbone provider's homepage.