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    registering name server and A record (confused)

    Hi, i have a question regarding name server registration and i am abit confused.

    Until today I always thought that i can just go and point nsa.mydomain.com and nsb.mydomain.com A hosts to my personal dns server from my mydomain.com's dns service and use them anydomain.com's name servers.

    But today i've been trying to setup another domain (mynewdomain.com) with a different registar and decided to use ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com as name servers and setup A host names. when i try to add name servers ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com to mynewdomain.com i get error saying name servers not registered. i could only do it by going mydomain.com's current registrar and add name sevrer records ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com.

    now, i dont want to know why this is but my question is if i register ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com at my registrar , would they resolve like a current A host record? do i need to add a records at my dns service for those name servers too? if they do resolve without adding A records, instead of usiong dns service why i dont just add more nameserver records on my registar and use them like a records?

    do i sound confused?

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    when you register a new domain, you need to set it's domain servers to the domain servers that your host is using.

    For example, if you were on hostcompanyX.com's box you would point your nameservers to the ones they suggest (probably ns1.hostcompanyX.com and ns2.hostcompanyX.com)

    EDIT: Also if you're doing this through Cpanel X3 theme you need to wait 24-48 hours till the domain propagates. Sorry I am having a hard time understand your exact question.
    Last edited by dprundle; 02-04-2008 at 02:29 PM.

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    For any kind of reliable dns service you need to do both: register the nameservers at your registrar and create the A records at your nameservers.
    Chris

    "Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them." - Laurence J. Peter

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