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I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server with Bind9 and Nginx. I have done many years of web development, and usually used Apache2. I just migrated from a Apache2 server to the new larger one running Nginx. All the domains are running except the CNAME records. They were running perfectly on the old server, but they don't resolve on the new one.

Here is my Zone record file with the domain changed to example.com:

$TTL        600
@       IN      SOA     5.****.180. example.gmail.com. (
                    2012123118       ; serial, todays date + todays serial #
                    7200              ; refresh, seconds
                    540              ; retry, seconds
                    604800              ; expire, seconds
                    86400 )            ; minimum, seconds

mail 3600 A        5.****.180
ns 500      CNAME        example.com.
www 3600 A        5.****.180
example.com. 600 A        5.****.180
example.com. 3600      MX    10   mail.example.com.
example.com. 3600      NS        ns1.example.com.
example.com. 3600      NS        ns2.example.com.

Are there any issues here which would prevent the CNAME (ns) to point to my server? I can then catch the request with the nginx server without any hassles as that part is easy enough for me.


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I may have solved the issue. The Bind9 server settings were set correctly, but the domain register was giving many errors. I adjusted the nameservers to two new ones based on my domain. I will update this comment with the results. –  SteveLacy Dec 31 '12 at 17:41

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