Originally Posted by imhere2009
No you dont enter the same ip for both nameservers, when you buy a dedicated server you normally get 2 ip's as standard though with godaddy i dont know how many you get.
If you only have 1 ip then request another one from godaddy and they should give you it.
Once you have 2 ip adddress's you add each one to a nameserver like:
Hope this helps
There's absolutely no reason to use two ips for different name servers if they're on the same machine. That's mental masturbation.
The point of using two IPs is because the RFC and best practices calls for name servers to be in different subnets and ideally in different locations.
there is no other reason to use two IPs for NS.
So to the OP. no you do not need another IP. it's a waste of money unless you want to use it for something else.
Also, there's nothing wrong with using the same IP for the name servers and the hosting IP. they're different ports and different protocols.
You can use whatever IP and whatever names you want. it just depends on what's convenient to you.
If everything you have is on one machine: mail, DNS, FTP, Hosting, MySQL etc, one IP can be used for all of that.