Moniker's Difference between Change DNS and New DNS Nameserver
I have just set up a VPS for my first time. For this example lets say its domain is jedsdomain.com. I have also set up this VPS to be my nameserver to (ns1.jedsdomain.com and ns2.jedsdomain.com).
I am now trying to get my domain to jedsdomain.com to point to and use this VPS but I am having trouble. My domain name is registered with Moniker.
At Monkier, there seems to be two things you can do 1) Change your DNS nameserver or 2)Create a new DNS nameserver. I am not sure what the difference is or which I need to do.
I have tried the 1st one. At Moniker by default it is set up to use their nameserver. I changed this and click on custom namerserver and put in ns1.jedsdomain.com and ns2.jedsdomain.com. It has been 5 days. When I whois jedsdomain.com it lists these updated servers but when I ping jedsdomain.com it shows the old IP address.
Any help or guidence would be appreciated.
PS Since my nameservers are with my VPS do I need to tell Moniker (my domain and domain registrar) an IP address or just the ns1.jedsdomain.com and ns2.jedsdomain.com?
Thank you for the reply. That is what I have tried. I followed the steps you laid out and then clicked "Custom Nameservers" and entered my nameserver there. But I did that 5 days ago and when I ping my domain I still get the old IP.
2. Type the nameserver in question (e.g. ns1.nameserver.com).
3. Click the circle beside Nameserver.
4. Hit Search.
The VeriSign COM NET Registry should then tell you what's the "authoritative" IP
IP address of the nameserver in question. If it shows the correct IP address and
Moniker confirms the same thing, then there might be a cached result somewhere
But if it shows the incorrect IP address, then log inside your Moniker account and
update them quickly. Ask Moniker for help if necessary.
Humm, I must be further from correct then I thought. The whois from verisign (as the previous post suggested I do) says "No Match for nameserver. This kind of leaves me not knowing what I should do. If anyone has suggestions for me I am all ears. Otherwise, I guess I will call Moniker and my VPS. Thank you for the posts and the help.