Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've got a personal domain which I use for email ( which was also had the nameservers for all of my other domains ( etc)

Last week I decided to switch over to using GAFYD and since my domains have stopped working, I kind of forgot that domain had child name servers all my other domains used!

So basically should it be possible for me to use a domain with Google Apps and it also have child name servers for my other domain?

If I can't get something sorted I'll have to revert my DNS changes so I can't get my sites back up.

More confusing though is the domains are apparently online for some people! Eg one of my sites is which doesn't load for me, but is online according to

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Your site is offline now:

[vitalie@silver ~]$ host 
Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
[vitalie@silver ~]$ host 
Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

Many users are using Google's nameservers to resolve DNS queries and domain is already cached there, this can be an explanation why they see it online.

[vitalie@silver ~]$ host
Using domain server:
Aliases: is an alias for has address mail is handled by 0

If you have control over your DNS entries at GAFYD, add A records for your nameserves and it will be OK.

See the DNS report here:

share|improve this answer
Ah that would explain why some of my sites were working and not others. I've added the A records now, can you see if loads for you now, it does for me – Adam Dempsey Nov 4 '10 at 15:03
It resolves OK now. – vitalie Nov 4 '10 at 15:12
Great thanks for the help :-) – Adam Dempsey Nov 4 '10 at 16:01

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.