So I work on a website that's picking up steam so I moved it to a new faster server which is running its own DNS with BIND. This server will therefore be the authoritative nameserver for mydomain.com.
It seems unusual and risky to me to have only one nameserver for my domain.com and yet I don't know why I feel this way. I hope to set up some other machine to do some slave DNS for me. I'm thinking something like this
only a bit cuter, less goth, and a bit more useful for DNS.
Given that I have only one server running, if it goes down it goes down. It doesn't seem very helpful to have another machine out there pointing to a machine that isn't running. Perhaps some sage person could give me a quick reason why it's so important.
Also, who might be a good provider of slave dns?