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I've just purchased a new domain name, and have set up hosting space, but the domain registrars wont allow me to change the dns servers until the server passes dns tests, but on I get a message :

---- fatal ----
f: The nameserver list doesn't match the given one

The given nameserver list (, is not consistent with the one retrieved from the zone (

The dns records I have set up for the new domain are :

$ttl 38400
@   IN  SOA (
        38400 )    IN  A    IN  A    IN  A  IN  A  IN  A    IN  A  IN  A   IN  A    IN  MX  5    IN  TXT "v=spf1 a mx ip4: ?all"

The new domain name uses my main dns servers from my other domain name which has private nameservers. The configuration is :

$ttl 38400
@   IN  SOA (
        38400 )   IN  A   IN  A   IN  A IN  A   IN  A IN  A   IN  A IN  A  IN  A   IN  MX  5   IN  TXT "v=spf1 a mx ip4: ?all"   IN  NS   IN  NS   IN  A   IN  A    IN  A    IN  A    IN  A  IN  A  IN  A    IN  A  IN  A   IN  A    IN  MX  5

What do I need to do to get validated on

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it's much easier for others to help you - and to diagnose the issues - if you don't obscure your domain. you'll be publishing your dns publicly to the world, so there's really no security advantage to obscuring the actual dns. – anastrophe Jul 19 '11 at 22:58
Have you acquired a copy of DNS and BIND ( ) yet? If not this should be your first acquisition and read prior to trying to do ANYTHING involving DNS on the internet. This book is easily worth several times its purchase price. – voretaq7 Jul 19 '11 at 23:01
Please add your domain, it's hard to tell you were you went wrong if we can't check ourselves. – Jacob Jul 19 '11 at 23:06

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

I would say the first step would be to add NS records to's zone. Second, fix up your zone file formatting to be columnised; reading in a zigzag is painful.

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+1 on both counts: Add the NS records, and if it's still broken please update the question with columnized zone files. My brain melted trying to follow the current text above :-( – voretaq7 Jul 19 '11 at 22:59

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