A name server is a computer server that hosts a network service for providing responses to queries against a directory service.

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setting up my own name server

I'm in the process of setting up my own name servers using BIND9, however I want to visualize the name server setup in relation to registrars and other name servers. Say I have a domain ...
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Point domains to my new virtual server

I have a virtual server running on Windows Server 2008. How do I point my domains to look at the server. I have a domain ready to be used for a nameserver but I only have 1 ip address for the server, ...
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Does this NSLOOKUP timeout with ZoneEdit mean their DNS servers are down?

My DNS zone record appears to be degrading. NSLOOKUP on www.whatpub.org gives a timeout. Am I right in saying this means the two ZoneEdit nameservers I use (ns2.zoneedit.com & ns17.zoneedit.com) ...
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Caching DNS server returns invalid ip address for external lookups

I'm trying to resolve a DNS issue and am running short of ideas. Google doesn't seem to be helping, either. When I use my local caching name server to resolve external host names, it always returns ...
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Namservers for GoDaddy Add-On Domains

I have a domain registered with a country tld mydomain.co.zw . I added it as an addon domain with GoDaddy and asked their support which nameservers my domain registrar should use. They gave me the ...
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Split DNS configuration: can't update external zone from internal system using nsupdate

I have set up a single DNS server with bind9 and a split dns configuration so that all internal requests for my domain name get the internal IP address, and all requests from outside my network get ...
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dns/sites transfer to a new server

I have a current server with a variety of websites on it. My name servers are the same has my business domain. This server uses cpanel. http://abccompany.com ns1.abccompany.com ns2.abccompany.com ...
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how to config name server in windows 2003 DNS

I have a VPS with Windows 2003 installed on it and I want to create a dummy web server with DNS server based on my w2k3 server. Here is what I've done: Config my local gateway to my valid IP ...
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How do you set up a slave zone on zoneedit.com?

Simple question -- I'm trying to run a slave DNS server on zoneedit.com, with a primary serving runnning on my own bind9 instance on an Ubuntu server. Zoneedit does not provide any support/how-to ...
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Creating two set of child name server for two diff servers with same domain name

I have two servers, both having different ips. I am using my custom name server ns1.domain.com -> server 1 ip ns2.domain.com -> server 1 ip Now i had purchased a new vps having ip 43.XX.XX.XX, ...
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Centos BIND9 multiple NS with different IPS

I just acquired a Root Server and configured OpenVZ for multiple containers. Each container has a different IP. What I am trying to do is to centralize all DNS related stuff in the main server os ( ...
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dhcp dns not resolving queries

I having been working through a lot issues with a setup and I reached another where I may have been staring at it for too long to see the issue. The server is reachable from the outside world. ...
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Can I use BIND to restrict certain zones to a limited set of IP addresses?

I would like to have certain zones hosted by my DNS servers to be accessible internet-wide while restricting certain zones only to specific IP addresses (local or internet). Is this possible? How do I ...
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Assigning a new IP to my domain

I am facing a terrible slowdown & inability to access to my website from time to time after changing it's IP. Below is what exactly happened and I would be glad if an expert can tell me what might ...
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prevent search engines indexing depending on domain

We have a dedicated server with a hosting company with a couple of dozens of webs in it. It happens that the nameservers (EG: ns1.domain.com, ns2.domain.com) ip's are coincident with some client webs, ...
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Public DNS redirect subdomain to Windows Server 2003 DNS

I'm a programmer by trade but often dabble in sysadmin tasks and responsibilities. I have recently been tasked with setting up a Windows Server 2003 networking environment for a small business with ...
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BIND: Redirect all lookups to a different nameserver using NS

I'm creating a dns server for a local network, and I need to do redirection based on the domains. Also, i'm fairly new to DNS. I have to redirect all "ia.in" domains to a different local nameserver ...
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Concise set of rules for discarding DNS responses, or portion therein

Problem statement It is possible for any name server on the internet to become "Authoritative" for legitimate, and illegitimate zones. For example, I can add microsoft.com to my internal name ...
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Website works in the browser, but weird problems with nameservers and google bot

I've moved a website, nextblog.ro, to a VPS, 3 days ago. After 12 hours aprox, I could see my website working on the new server, and apparently everyone in my town can access it. My first problem is ...
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Separate MX and Nameserver values

A domain name is registered with GoDaddy and then nameservers point to my Hostgator account. Inside the Hostgator account I would like to point the website itself to ns1/ns.linode.com and also set ...
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dns hierarchy not returning ip address

(DNS1 ,WWW1, Gateway1) (sub-internal network) (DNS0,WWW0,Gateway0) (internal network) DNS1: 192.168.250.3/24 WWW1: 192.168.250.4/24 Gateway1: 192.168.250.1 /24 (internal) :: 192.168.0.150 ...
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Nameserver Problem

I installed Virtualmin GPL with BIND, etc. I created a virtual host for my main domain, and edited the zone file, added the A records for the nameservers ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com. All ...
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Issues using gmail with google apps and external domain

I have recently tried to use gmail through google apps as my main email client, but I'm experiencing a few different problems. I am managing the domain (conjunktiondesign.co.uk) through 123reg.co.uk ...
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Moved DNS and Email Hosting, Now Can't Send/Receive To/From Domains Hosted on Previous Host

Our company had 4 domains whose emails and DNS were hosted by usintegration.com, and then we moved the email and DNS hosting for 3 of the 4 domains to a new company. Now, the 3 domains that were moved ...
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Free Web Forwarding without Nameservers

I have a site running Google App Engine and using CloudFlare (a free CDN proxy, using its own nameserver). This leaves me with no options for the root domain. App Engine does not support naked ...
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Issue with user area on nameserver

We have a problem where we cannot access one of our user areas created on an internal server. We have found that it is an issue with the interrogation of the nameserver as the nameserver itself is ...
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Forward name server for faster load times

I have a website hosted in China, which must be hosted there for various reasons. I also cannot change hosting companies for various reasons. It is a website that is accessed worldwide, however it has ...
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domain name not recognized by Facebook app

This issue may seem more appropriate for stackoverflow at first, but I suspect that there is an underlying server issue that I'm unable to diagnose. I'm just not sure what's wrong. We have a site ...
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Private Nameserver not working properly with Godaddy domain registry

My domain name is http://www.markupchop.com The domain was registered with GoDaddy. My hosting provider was youhosting.com. But as per their words i created the private nameserver as ...
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DNS zone and Nameserver misconfiguration

I can't open my site via domain name. I edited nameservers on my registrar account like this, ns1.mydomain.info x.x.x.197 and ns2.mydomain.info x.x.x.198. I set also on registrar custom nameservers as ...
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Problems with nameservers

you are my last hope. I spent the last 2 days trying configure BIND on my CentOS 5.9 with nameservers in resolv.conf. Then I ask help to my hosting, they said: Hello, You must register your own ...
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nameservers one domain one VPS and one VMCloud

I 'had' just a single VPS with nameservers ns1 & ns2.mydomain.com. I've now taken a VMCloud package as I need space etc. Ultimately I will carefully transfer all accounts from my VPS to Cloud but ...
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Name Server change & propagation works partially : Success for US and fail for India

Our domain is hosted with Enom. DNS records are managed under Enom's reseller for India called Pugmarks. We want to switch DNS record management service from Enom/Reseller over to AWS Route53, ...
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Failover web hosting with multiple NS

Are there any drawbacks in having each nameserver entry in a domain name point to different failover server? In this setup, the same DNS server will also serve the content - so if it's down, the ...
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unable to remove nameserver from resolv.conf (originally an postfix/policyd-weight error message)

I'm using postfix on my Debian (wheezy) server and have it configured to use policyd-weight as follows in the main.cf file: smtpd_recipient_restrictions = reject_non_fqdn_recipient, ...
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Stuck with DNS questions during migration to AWS EC2 + Route 53

We're running a little hosting service with two nameservers registered for us at a local registrar: ns1.ourcompany.com ns2.ourcompany.com Now i want to move over to cloudflare with all the DNS ...
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New install of authorative BIND9 logging requests but not responding

I have setup a new CentOS7 server, updated and installed bind + bind-utils to be used as an authoritative public facing NS. It seems to be ignoring external DNS queries. Configured logging, opened ...
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bind9 ubuntu set up correctly, quit working

While I'm talking about Chef a bit here, I'm fairly confident the problem has nothing to do with Chef) We manage all of our Linux (Ubuntu) servers, which are running our web infrastructure, with Chef, ...
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rndc fails to add zone, bind99 freebsd

I solved all rndc key errors and appear to perform most functions but when testing the addzone feature I am getting this error while trying to use rndc to add a fresh new zone -> rndc addzone ...
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How to find out about the nameserver configuration on a VPS

I recently inherited the management of a dedicated server with a number of VPSs installed on it, each of them hosting a number of websites and domains We require e-mail for one of the domains ...
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Domain not responding to A record

I had domain set to amazon EC2 instance. Yesterday decided to switch to the DO dedicated server, changed A record of domain to the DO server ip address. It's started to work pretty fast(less than 10 ...
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How do I give each Virtual Host in Apache a domain name on a local network?

Background information. I have a server (running Debian Wheezy and Apache 2) at which I am to set up several Virtual Hosts to allow students to host their own website for development purpose. I am ...
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NameServers not updating

I have a domain on Godaddy, in the morning I have updated the nameservers to point to Linode Servers, after about one hour, everything was ok. Now, when after sometime, when i'm trying a dig on the ...
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maraDNS NON-AUTH timeout

I've set up maraDNS to provide my own DNS records. I've pointed the domain nameservers at my registrar to ns1.domain.co.uk and ns2.domain.co.uk (using domain in place of actual domain name). I cannot ...
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How to get all website under authoritative nameserver with dig command or other solution?

What is the dig command to show all website under authoritative nameserver? Is it actually possible? If it's not, what is the other solution? Thanks in advance.
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DNS: am I about to create a circular dependency?

I am currently transfering all my domains to a new registrar. Today I found out that the new registrar does not allow child nameservers unless I become a reseller with a ton of domains (which I ...
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Changing nameservers - new server shows up on one internet connection but not another

I've switched host for a couple of websites. I switched the nameservers about 24 hours ago and within about 6 hours was able to see that the new location was showing up fine on my mobile phone ...
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can any one help me with diagnosing subdomain issue, please?

Recently had problem with one domain, and it seems its happening again. (with another one) subdomain unavailable for few hours, when other subdomains are perfectly fine So can anyone please help me ...
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Authoritative DNS for other domain requirements

We're moving dns servers (managed with bind) for our main domain (let's call it main.org) to new servers. Since we're having some issues to update glue records with current registrar we thought to ...
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How is the nameserver found when server responds with SERVFAIL

I setup a DNS configuration for iodine.ninjanet.info, but when I perform a "dig iodine.ninjanet.info", I get a SERVFAIL, which leads me to believe I made a mistake in my configuration. I think I may ...