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I need help with this. I have my own domain helloworld.com and dns server at IP What I need to do is to point my subdomain (example: blog.helloworld.com) to other hosting provider (example: hostgator.com - IP example: by just adding 2 hostgator.com nameserver to my DNS control panel without adding hostgator IP (blog.helloworld.com)? How could I do this?

As for now I can achieve this by creating A records pointing to hostgator.com server IP and add two nameserver from hostgator.com

I don't want to use IP. I prefer just adding nameserver from hostgator.com to my helloworld.com dns server control panel. The domain registrar have this function (just adding nameserver to domain control panel). I was wondering how could I do the same?

Thanks in advance.

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Arey you sure you want subdomain, i.e <anyname>.blog.helloworld.com, not host blog.helloworld.com ??? –  Lazy Badger Oct 16 '11 at 20:59
Is there a reason why you do not want to add the hostgator ip to your panel? –  Rilindo Oct 16 '11 at 21:19
@Lazy Badger I need the latter - blog.helloworld.com –  sg552 Oct 17 '11 at 14:27
@Rilindo I'm just curious how the domain registrar could do that and I want to do the same. –  sg552 Oct 17 '11 at 14:29
@ everyone I actually manage to do this via CNAME. but the problem is www.blog.helloworld.com manage to propagate but blog.helloworld.com (without www) will not work. Any idea? –  sg552 Oct 17 '11 at 14:31
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