new account, DNS stuff

Discussion in 'Linux VPS - Plesk' started by pauljmac, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. pauljmac

    pauljmac New Member

    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. bdmorrison

    bdmorrison New Member

    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. pauljmac

    pauljmac New Member

    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. bpalmer

    bpalmer New Member

    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

     
  5. Dan

    Dan Moderator

    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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