All you need to do is:
1. Add a domain in plesk(let's assume it's domain.com)
2. Edit the DNS settings and add:
domain.com. IN NS ns1.domain.com.
domain.com. IN NS ns2.domain.com.
ns1.domain.com. IN A IP
ns2.domina.com. IN A IP
3. Go to the registrar of domain.com and create 2 subdomains: ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com and point them to the IPs that you assigned in Plesk for ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com
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The warning at the Parent section is because the DNS changes didn't yet fully propagated so you have to wait here
1. Number of nameservers - This is because both nameservers are on the same IP, the only thing you can do is add another IP to the server and change the IP of one nameserver
2. Missing (stealth) nameservers - Since you used:
as the nameservers for dunbrody.com.au then you need to:
dunbrody.com.au IN NS ns1.dunbrody.com.au.
dunbrody.com.au IN NS ns2.dunbrody.com.au.
from DNS on your server in Plesk(for dunbrody.com.au)
dunbrody.com.au IN NS ns2.virtualhive.net.
dunbrody.com.au IN NS ns1.virtualhive.net.
3. Missing nameservers 2 - this will become OK after you will do the change above
4. Nameservers on separate class C's - Nothing can be done here
5. Single Point of Failure - Nothing can be done here
6. Stealth NS record leakage - This will dissapear after 2 is fixed
7. SOA MNAME Check - This will dissapear after 2 is fixed
8. Mail server host name in greeting - Remove:
dunbrody.com.au IN MX 10 mail.dunbrody.com.au
dunbrody.com.au IN MX 10 hostname_of_your_server
Note: to get the hostname of you server do the following:
# nslookup 220.127.116.11
18.104.22.168.in-addr.arpa name = 202-124-244-106.dedsvrs.net.
The hostname is 202-124-244-106.dedsvrs.net Another important thing is to check that this hostname is set up in Plesk:
Server -> Server preferences -> Full hostname *
and added to /etc/hosts
22.214.171.124 202-124-244-106.dedsvrs.net and is present in /var/qmail/control/me
9. Acceptance of postmaster address - add a mailname called firstname.lastname@example.org
I know this is an old thread, but I thought it better to make an amending post to it instead of a new post. I know the forum is telling me its preferred to start a new thread, but I wanted these posts as reference.
I am having a similar issue as the OP of this thread. I have Plesk on my server, and am attempting to setup primary/secondary DNS for a domain. I have 2 IP addresses, and I understand what serversurgeon said to do.
However, in my mind I'm just not sure how this works. How do I "link" the IP for the secondary ns to my domain? Plesk only lets you specify 1 IP per domain obviously, so how does an IP link or point to a domain?
I know how to alter DNS in Plesk, and I know how to modify the domain at the registrar to point to the new NS, I am just not sure how this works, and want a solid understanding before making changes in Plesk.
Can anyone help or point me in the right direction? Do I just follow the instructions as shown by serversurgeon, and it works automatically (I have a hard time grasping that lol).