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I host a BIND9 DNS server for my VirtualMin users to use. And It only resolves for 75% of the people. It has been WELL over 1 week now.

Here is a sample.

$ttl 38400
@   IN  SOA (
            38400 )
@   IN  NS   IN  A   IN  A   IN  A IN  A IN  A   IN  A IN  A  IN  A   IN  MX  5
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Replace this line:

@   IN  NS

With this:

@   IN  NS
@   IN  NS
ns1 IN  A
ns2 IN  A

and then go find someone else to provide secondary DNS service for you, so you can change ns2's IP address to something offsite.

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Thanks so much! Could I use a service like for Backup DNS? – clone1018 May 23 '10 at 20:19
they offer “free backup DNS”, so it looks like it. honestly, though — a good DNS setup makes a difference; it’s worth not skimping too much if you can help it. – Mo. May 24 '10 at 16:15

The stub records in the net TLD state that your nameservers are and — this is what resolving nameservers will look at to find out who to ask for records for your domain. doesn’t exist. has the same IP as you have listed for

You need to adjust your domain to match the stubs (i.e., replace with ns1 and ns2), and make sure both servers are serving the domain properly.

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Would I need to do this at BIND9 or my domain provider for – clone1018 May 23 '10 at 18:04
what do you mean by your “domain provider”? If you’re writing zonefiles, surely you’re the domain provider? What is supposed to be — do you have a secondary DNS provider or another server running as a slave? What did you specify as being when you registered the domain? – Mo. May 23 '10 at 19:20
Most Domain Registrars require 2 name servers. I don't have 2. I only have 1. I don't have a backup dns server. – clone1018 May 23 '10 at 19:47

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