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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Cumbernauld, Scotland, UK
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    734

    Configuring my own nameservers

    Apologies if this has been asked before, it has I'd be quite happy to receive a reply that is just a link

    I have contacted OpenSRS and they have registered the nameservers for me
    I now need to configure these for use

    The current existing A records are :
    ns1 123.123.132.123 (IP cloaked for security reasons)
    ns2 123.123.123.123 (IP cloaked for security reasons)

    The Domain Name itself is at 123-REG, and using a set of generic nameservers
    Before I update with my own nameservers, I need to know how to make sure they are pointing to where they should be

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Posts
    119
    In order to setup nameservers you need to do two things:

    1. create the nameservers with the registrar
    2. create A records for the nameservers

    In order to do #1 with OpenSRS, login to your http://manage.opensrs.net page and go to the Nameservers page. Click the link at the very bottom about creating nameservers. Add the nameservers based on your domain and point them to the correct IPs using the form at the bottom of the page.

    In order to do #2, you should create A records for your nameservers in the spot where you'll be managing DNS when you change your nameservers *and* in the spot you're currently managing nameservers. Add the A records for the ns1 and ns2 records pointing to the same IPs you pointed the nameservers when you created them at the registrar. Then I'd recommend waiting around 12 hours or so and then update the nameservers for the domain to your custom nameservers.
    Greg Swaney [gswaney - at - nexcess.net]
    NEXCESS.NET Internet Solutions [Detroit DC]
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