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I am trying to set up multiple sites under my DynDNS domain. I have a dynamic-ip and the only domain name I have is a free one from dydns, e.g.

I only have one server, but I want to be able to host multiple sites from this one server.

This is what I have set up for bind,

zone "" {
    allow-query { any; };
    type master;
    file "/etc/bind/";


$TTL 1d;


@           IN  SOA (  
                    2011051300 ; serial number  
                    3h ; refresh  
                    10m ; retry  
                    1w ; expiry  
                    3h ; minimum  
@       IN  NS   
www     IN  CNAME  
mysite  IN CNAME    www   

When I do $ nslookup, I get:

Address:  canonical name =

But if I do, nslookup, I get NXDOMAIN.

Here is the result of dig

; <<>> DiG 9.7.3 <<>> 
; (1 server found) 
;; global options: +cmd 
;; Got answer: 
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 30676 
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 2 

; IN A 

;; ANSWER SECTION: 86400 IN CNAME 86400 IN   A 

;; AUTHORITY SECTION: 86400  IN  NS  localhost. 

localhost.      604800  IN  A 
localhost.      604800  IN  AAAA    ::1 

;; Query time: 1 msec 
;; WHEN: Sat May 14 11:23:49 2011 
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 153 

But I get no answer if I do dig even though I get an answer for dig

I'm not sure what else to try. Any ideas?

NOTE: Names and addresses have been changed to protect the innocent.

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Free dyndns does not support this, you need wildcard support - which is not free any more in

A name server needs a fixed ip address, but wildcard support would be enough - no need for a name server on your end.

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Yeah, that's what I ended up doing. No dns necessary. It's $15/year, which I think is fair considering I've been using their free service for 3+ years. –  Joehillen May 16 '11 at 4:04

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