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 have a dedicated server from 1and1.

Let's say I have a domain named Can I point it at and and use it for other domains?

share|improve this question
Note that if you don't register glue records with your registrar, this will form an unresolvable loop. "How do I find the name server for" "Ask or" "Okay, how do I find the IP address for those so I can ask them?" "Ask the nameserver for" "That's what I wanted to know in the first place!" – David Schwartz Mar 18 '12 at 5:39
@DavidSchwartz; I did this before you write it. I went my registar. Create 2 ns with my domain and point it to the IP of my dedicated. If you write it as an answer I could choose as accepted. – borayeris Mar 19 '12 at 17:29

Yes, but unless you've got another, geographically diverse, server to host the second nameserver, you shouldn't. There are whole RFCs (ie RFC2182) on how DNS should be run; I'd suggest reading them before you embark on this adventure.

share|improve this answer

Depending on how you host your DNS, you may be opening yourself to DNS cache poisoning, or leaking information you don't want to share (think Active Directory).

I would advise against hosting your own DNS; since you are increasing your surface area of a DOS. Your ISP is probably (hopefully) better than you are at this.

share|improve this answer

Depending on the situation, you may want to consider a setup similar to this other question.

share|improve this answer
up vote 0 down vote accepted

I logged in my registar and created 2 ns with my domain and point it to the IP of my dedicated. Now it works.

share|improve this answer

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.