new account, DNS stuff

#1
I just opened my knownhost VPS account today with plesk. Im a little confused as to how to confused on how to config the DNS settings.

this is what I understand so far, correct me if im wrong.

I login to plesk as admin, go to the DNS settings and do the following:
Add new record
type: NS
leave domain name blank
in name server enter ns1.mydomainname.com

and hit ok, then repeat with ns2.mydomainname.com

Im not sure but i feel like i need to create an A type record as well so I can point my domain at the server right?
Add new record
type: A
domain name: ns1
IP: the one given to me in the mail

hit ok, then repeat with ns2 and the other IP given to me.

Then I set the DNS for my domain to ns1.mydomainname.com and ns2..... with my registrar.

are all these steps correct? please school me if im doing something wrong.
 
#2
you should have received an e-mail when you set up your account with instructions on what you needed to do as far as DNS is concerned.

I don't remember doing anything with an A record, but that was over a year ago when I first setup my account.

Welcome to Knownhost.
 
#3
the email said this concerning DNS

You need to create the following name servers at your registrar:
ns1.domain.com using IP <ip>
ns2.domain.com using IP <ip>

Your first steps should be:
1) Create the two name servers at your registrar
2) Point your domain at them


which dosent really make sense to me as the only real thing i can do with my registrar is change DNS servers. How do you create name servers at the registrar? Does it mean change your DNS servers at your registrar?
 
#4
Did you ever figure this out?

Did you ever figure out how to:

1) Create the two name servers at your registrar
2) Point your domain at them

???

I'm a new VPS user and running into the same problem... Godaddy.com allows me to point domain names to a server address (ns1.nameserver.com & ns2.nameserver.com) but if you put in the IP addresses to make that domain THE nameservers, it complains and doesn't allow it... I was hoping to hear you found a solution. :confused:

-Brian

 

Dan

Moderator
#5
Hello everyone,

You need to create records of the DNS server at your registrar so that it knows the IPs of your DNS servers too.

For Godaddy:
Log into Godaddy
Go to My domain names
Click on the domain name that you want to create the DNS as a part of
Under Host summary click View/Modify Detail
Here you add your DNS (in host name1 put NS1 and then in the boxes for Host IP 1 put the IP# of your first DNS).

Hope that helps!
 
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