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i am a newbie in server administration.

i have a linux server which has a valid ip address.

now i want to register a domain and set that domain as my servers' NS.

but i dont know what should i enter for NS records when i want to register that domain.

i hope i am clear enough.

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You need to configure "glue" records for your domain, which your registrar should permit.

i.e.: IN NS w.x.y.z

(where w.x.y.z is the IP address of your Linux server)

These glue records, stored in the parent domain, solve the chicken-and-egg problem of how you find a nameserver within a particular domain, when you don't already know the address of that same nameserver.

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so i have to ask my domain registrar to configure my domain's glue records. correct? – rahim asgari Sep 28 '10 at 8:41
yes - they should be submitted at the point you register your domain. – Alnitak Sep 28 '10 at 8:51

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