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Because I'm relatively inexperienced in working with a VPS, please bear with me for this question.

I am currently in the process of migrating my website from NearlyFreeSpeech to prgmr, and all I have left to do is set up nameservers on my VPS and transfer the domain. Here is where I run into trouble.

I've tried looking up how to create public DNS nameservers on Google, but the little information I found wasn't so useful (setting up private nameservers is all I get). So far, I've created a new nameserver in bind and set up a zone file for it, but it doesn't work, so I'll probably scrap it.

Here's what I need to know: is there any documentation on how to do this? Is there a guide or tutorial I can follow to do what I need to do? I'm looking to set up two nameservers ( and in bind, and then set them as the nameservers for my domain on NearlyFreeSpeech. So far, everything I've found has been less than useful, so any information on the topic would be a great help.

As an addendum: I have very little control over DNS in NearlyFreeSpeech (I can't edit the config file directly, only use a preconfigured web page to manage it), so please take that into account...

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I would recommend to move your DNS to Zonedit or EasyDNS. We use Zoneedit for years, and it makes DNS management very easy - and independent of your hosting provider.

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+1 seconded - Use any reasonable third party DNS provider. DNS is a pain to setup and if not done correctly, will seriously foul things up. – sybreon Oct 15 '10 at 16:23
Thanks for the tip! I'll try ZoneEdit out! – Itai Ferber Oct 15 '10 at 18:33
Great! It worked! – Itai Ferber Oct 16 '10 at 1:08

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