DNS entries with Registrar

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#1 Wed, 09/20/2006 - 06:52
gte451f

DNS entries with Registrar

Hi guys,

After searching around the forums, I figured I would ask:

I have a shiney new copy of virtualmin running on my vps with Bind installed and working. When I set out to create to virtual servers with the DNS Zones box checked, what do I tell my domain registrar (godaddy) regarding DNS entries.

I tried entering in the IP address of my web server with no luck. I had to manually set the A host and CNames at the registrar to get the website resolving. But this seems redundant. I have Bind running on Virtualmin, how can I tell godaddy to use that for things like spf, cnames, mx etc?

Wed, 09/20/2006 - 18:16
gte451f

This link helped!

http://www.linuxhelp.net/guides/bind/

In particular....
"Secondly, if you plan on using this name server to provide name service on a domain name, your name server must be registered by the various TLD Registries - VeriSign - COM/NET, PIR - ORG, NEULEVEL - .BIZ etc.

Depending on your setup, there are a few ways to do this. If you own a domain name, lets say example.com and you wish to create ns1.example.com, this must be done by contacting your Domain registrar and having them register the hostname as a valid name server. If you are not sure who your Registrar is simply visit http://www.betterwhois.com and perform a WHOIS lookup on the domain."