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Old 09-20-2003, 12:31 PM   #1
steels
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Question DNS - a bunch a questions


Hi there!

I have succesfully installed bind on my machine, and set it up exactly how explained in the Beyond-LFS Book.

It is working all fine, but now i would like to know:

1) Can I set up a internet domain name like domain.thatnobodyhasregistered.com with bind?
2) If I can, how?
3) If I can't, how does that work? Who takes care of such things? Who has got the rights to claim a domain name? Who registers them?

Thanks in advance people. I'm just new around this site.

--Steels
 
Old 09-20-2003, 01:10 PM   #2
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1st you would have to actually purchase that domain name. then you will have to specify you nameservers. The way i've seen it so far is that your nameservers have to already exsist.

Here is what i'd do if i were you:

1. get a free domain name from dynu.com or somewhere else:

2. setup your nameserver the way you want

3. tell your domain name registrat that you nameserver is located at the free domain name.

i was going to try this but when you change your nameservers, it takes 24 hours or so for the changes to propagate through the domain name system because when you change your domain name the root DNS servers have to know about it in order for the change to make a difference.

i hope that cleared up what u were asking.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 01:53 PM   #3
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oh...to answer questions 2 and 3:

for the question about HOW to set it up. I'd read a HOWTO or if you have a few extra dollars, get the book DNS and BIND (an O'Rielly book).

i registered my domain at a website www.urlcollection.com

they were the cheapest i could find 12bucks a year.

there are like hundreds of sites that let you register domain names. this is not a commericial for urlcollection but..with them i use their nameservers and add all the CNAME, A, MX, MXE and URL records i want.

if you have a dynamic ip address though, it makes things a lot more complicated and you might have to pay to have a company keep up with your ip address as it changes (like dynu.com, if you have a REAL domain name and want to use their nameservers for a dynamic IP, they charge u like 35 dollars a year and you have to run software that notifies them when you IP changes so that they may update the A records for you domain).

if you want to get a really clear picture of how it all works, i suggest either getting that book or reading a decent howto that explains it all in greater detail.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 04:20 PM   #4
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http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...TO-html.tar.gz

^^ TLDP's DNS howto.
 
Old 09-21-2003, 12:01 AM   #5
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Ok thanks for your advise guys, for now i will stay with the current solution which is having no-ip.com redirect one of their subdomains to my ip (dynamic) that keeps up-to-date with a daemon they give you. Like this it don't cost money xD

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