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    Unhappy Help! Hostname does not resolve to any IP

    Hi everyone at WebHostingTalk,

    I hope your day is going good. I've been trying to fix a problem I had all week. I receive daily email notification that "example.mydomainname.com" does not resolve to any IP. However, when in WHM, it already contains Server Main Ip: 208.53.183.125. I've tried a few solutions from the web, but to no avail:

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    IMPORTANT: Do not ignore this email.
    The hostname (example.mydomainname.com) resolves to . It should resolve to 208.53.183.125. Please be sure to correct /etc/hosts as well as the 'A' entry in zone file for the domain.
    Some are all of these problems can be caused by
    /etc/resolv.conf being setup incorrectly. Please check this file if you
    believe everything else is correct.

    You may be able to automaticly correct this problem by using the
    'Add an A entry for your hostname' under 'Dns Functions'
    in your Web Host Manager
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    1) Within WHM, I have the following:

    -Add an A entry for your hostname (I only have one listed)
    Hostname: example.mydomainname.com
    Server Main Ip: 208.53.183.125

    -Primary/secondary nameserver
    Primary Nameserver: ns1.mydomainname.com (A entry = 208.53.181.26)
    Secondary Nameserver: ns2.mydomainname.com (A entry = 208.53.181.27)

    -Resolver Configuration
    Primary Resolver: 66.90.68.25
    Secondary Resolver: 66.90.68.26

    -Additional IP my webhost gave me to use:
    208.53.181.26 (used in primary name server)
    208.53.181.27 (used in secondary name server)
    208.53.181.28

    -Current DNS Zone listing:
    example.com (my website URL that is currently working)
    example.mydomainname.com (hostname I made myself that contains the server main IP)
    ns1.mydomainname.com (A entry = 208.53.181.26)
    ns2.mydomainname.com (A entry = 208.53.181.27)


    2) My edit "edit /etc/resolv.conf" contains the following:

    Search localdomain
    nameserver 66.90.68.25
    nameserver 66.90.68.26


    Issue: I receive daily email notification that "example.mydomainname.com" does not resolve to any IP. However, when in WHM, it already contains Server Main Ip: 208.53.183.125. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?


    Thanks a million in advance,

    -Silvers


    PS: I am not able to register my two nameserver at GoDaddy.com since it does not recognize my host name "example.mydomainname.com".

  2. #2
    The warning you receive is obvious, since your server is not serving DNS for your domain at all, perhaps.

    Please check whois (http://port43whois.com) for your domain and you'll see your name server details.

    1. You need to create A records for the following on the DNS servers that are currently serving as NS for your domain.
    ns1.yourdomain.com. IN A 208.53.181.26
    ns2.yourdomain.com. IN A 208.53.181.27

    2. Register the 2 names mentioned above as Name servers @Godaddy (call it child nameservers if you prefer that verbiage)

    Hope that gives you a headstart at least.

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