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Just wanting to make sure I don't seriously bugger something up here, I'm 70% sure I'm doing the right thing. We have 2 hosting accounts, one is shared hosting, one is a VPS.

We are just about ready to cancel our shared account as we have moved all our sites over to the VPS. My only concern is the name servers, do the A records for the name servers have to be hosted somewhere other than the server its-self?

Our name servers are ns1.example.com.au and ns2.example.com.au - so we have the a records for these pointing to the correct IP addresses - BUT our domain example.com.au is pointed at the share host's name servers, if we point it to our name servers (ns1.example.com.au) will everything continue to work?

I've created the a records on the vps so it should receive it fine..

If someone could clarify this for me that would be great.

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do the A records for the name servers have to be hosted somewhere other than the server its- self?

No, they do not HAVE to be hosted somewhere else if you mean provider.

I you mean VPS - well, regulations say you need 2 DNS servers in independent networks and hardware and that has a good reason.

BUT our domain example.com.au is pointed at the share host's name servers, if we point it to our name servers (ns1.example.com.au) will everything continue to work?

Depends on whether you make it work or not as administrator. Why you even bother putting the DNS On the same machine? I keep them on an independent service and am happy with that for years now.

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