Did I screw this up? I don’t even know how this might have happened, so I’d like to learn. I’m trying out HostGator’s reseller service and I bought a domain name through it, but I didn’t want the default name servers and so I changed them during the registration. After registration the domain name record is correct everywhere except at
whois.crsnic.net and it looks like the DNS network is using that same information.
$ whois -h whois.enom.com. example.com ... Name Servers: dns1.name-services.com dns2.name-services.com dns3.name-services.com dns4.name-services.com dns5.name-services.com ... $ whois -h whois.crsnic.net. example.com Domain Name: EXAMPLE.COM Registrar: ENOM, INC. Whois Server: whois.enom.com Referral URL: http://www.enom.com Name Server: NS1.HOSTGATOR.COM Name Server: NS2.HOSTGATOR.COM Status: clientTransferProhibited Updated Date: 01-jun-2010 Creation Date: 31-may-2010 Expiration Date: 31-may-2011 >>> Last update of whois database: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 19:20:47 UTC <<< ... $ dig +norecurse @b.gtld-servers.net. example.com. NS ... ;; AUTHORITY SECTION: example.com. 172763 IN NS ns2.hostgator.com. example.com. 172763 IN NS ns1.hostgator.com. ...
My next step is to let HostGator have a look, but first I want to better understand how this happened.