I think I've got myself a bit lost here. Basically I have a private server, a .com domain registered at one place, and using clouDNS.net as a DNS server. I tried hosting my own DNS server but it got a bit too confusing.

My domain register has the clouDNS nameservers set up, and at clouDNS I have the nameservers linked to my domain, but where do I link the domain to my server IP address?


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    Do you mean you want reverse DNS to be working? i.e. nslookup returning server.example.com – gertvdijk Nov 26 '12 at 16:36
  • I think I currently have domain.com -> DNS linked, but nothing pointing to my actual server. I have just added an 'A' Record (I had none) which I think may be my solution? – Euskadi Nov 26 '12 at 16:38

Just add records for your server. A simple lookup requires at least an A (IPv4) or AAAA (IPv6) record to exist, for mail and other services one can set up others. For subdomains this is valid too, just repeat that.

I think a simple how-to on configuring DNS might help you out. For example this one.

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