I had a second IP address assigned to our dedicated Win2008 server. I went into DNS and added a n2.ourdomain.com record and used the second IP address. However, when I clicked Resolve, DNS could not resolve the IP address. Can anyone suggest possible remedies to this situation?

Forward Lookup Zones in DNS: SOA Primary Server ns1.floristshoppingcart.com ns1.floristshoppingcart.com ns2.floristshoppingcart.com txt v=spf1 a mx -all A records for *, ftp, mail, www, ns1 A records for ns1, ns2

Can someone identify what, if any, additional DNS entries should be created?

Note that we are trying to run Website Panel. When we try to create a hosting plan on WSP, an error is thrown DNS zone already exists on the target service.


I'm guessing that you only added a NS record. You need to also add an A record for the server.

  • Actually, I added A records for *, www, ftp and mail all pointing to the original IP also assigned to ns1. – SidC Jul 27 '10 at 21:17
  • In order for the server to "resolve" you need an A record for the server itself (you're essentially using the www, ftp, and mail A records as aliases). When you add the server as a name server, what name are you using? Whatever name you're using you need an A record to match to it. For instance if you're adding the server as a name server with the name "server" then you need an A record for "server". – joeqwerty Jul 27 '10 at 21:38
  • I'll ensure that I have a matching A Record (can't RDP into the server right now). Thanks much for your help:) – SidC Jul 27 '10 at 21:45
  • Glad to help... – joeqwerty Jul 27 '10 at 22:07

Not sure what "Resolve" button your clicking but are you sure its querying the right server (yours)? Try on the command line:

nslookup -

Where is the DNS server ip. Then type the name to resolve at the prompt.

  • The Resolve button is on the subwindow used to add the IP address to the NS2 entry of the SOA record. I'll do the nslookup when I have RDP access tonight. Thanks:) – SidC Jul 27 '10 at 20:19

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