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I'm new to server management and wanted some advice on how to do it.

Here is what I did so far:

  1. On the registrar of our domain name I setted the Rackspaces' nameservers ( &

  2. On the server's Linux, I created a virtual host to link the domain name with the right folder (It works).

  3. In the Rackspace admin interface, I added the new domain like this:

    Name                    Content                 Domain  Name        TTL (Seconds)   Type
    *.<the domain name>     <the instance IP>       <the domain name>   300             A
    <the domain name>       <the instance IP>       <the domain name>   300             A
    www.<the domain name>   <the domain name>       <the domain name>   300             CNAME
    <the domain name>  <the domain name>   3600            NS
    <the domain name>  <the domain name>   3600            NS

I don't know yet if it will work because I have to wait for the DNS to be dispatched among the DNS servers.

But here is what I don't understand: The Rackspace instance won't let me delete the 2 last line containing NS types. And I thought that I could remove them as I already declared these type in my registrar.

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Yes, the last 2 lines are not required.

You can test if your domains are resolvable by Rackspace DNS with the following command,

$ dig <your domain name>

Try deleting all entries and recreating them without the last 2 lines.

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Yes, the dig command displays the 2 NS entries and I can't delete them. But after all, I realize that I can keep those 2 NS entries because they are correct? I will go back to this issue when my DNS will be propagated. Thanks. – Guilhem Soulas Aug 10 '12 at 15:52
It works like expected, even if I didn't delete those 2 lines. Cheers – Guilhem Soulas Aug 13 '12 at 19:33

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