Here's the situation: I registered a new domain name with godaddy.com only to learn they do not provide a dns server (knew there'd be a catch for 7 bucks). Since i'm in no hurry, i decided to try a free public dns before building up my own dns server to see whats up with it. I'm going with granitecanyon.com since they do not have the 5 domain limit of zoneedit. I'm having difficulties with the Zone File. I've been searching for a decent tutorial on them for a few days but am only finding the very basics. And of course the soa.help news group isn't working either.
Below is the post for granitecanyon.com:
(SOA portion is in a differant section of their online form)
#error message results if i only put 2 DNS servers or exclude ; EXTREF
mydomain.com. IN NS ns1.granitecanyon.com. ; EXTREF
mydomain.com. IN NS ns2.granitecanyon.com. ; EXTREF
mydomain.com. IN NS ns3.granitecanyon.com. ; EXTREF
#Responsible person - hmm...not sure if i qualify for that yet
mydomain.com. IN RP MyName.mydomain.com. mydomain.com.
#my ip. sort of.
mydomain.com. IN A 22.214.171.124
#receive error without the localhost
localhost.mydomain.com. IN A 127.0.0.1
#some CNAME for the fun of it. Don't see it being necessary
IN CNAME mydomain.com.
ftp.mydomain.com. IN CNAME mydomain.com.
#for my mail apparently
mydomain.com. IN MX 10 mail.mydomain.com.
Here's My error messages:
Go back and fix these errors:
nslint: missing "ptr": localhost.mydomain.com. -> 127.0.0.1
nslint: missing "ptr": mydomain.com. -> 126.96.36.199
So there you have it.
I've tried including a reverse-entry
188.8.131.52.in-addr.arpa. IN PTR mydomain.com.
184.108.40.206.in-addr-arpa. IN PTR localhost.mydomain.com.
but it gives an additional error message.
Additional Info: I host 6 other domains on my server but had always registered with register.com hence no need for the DNS server
I have 2 current suspicions regarding my troubles:
1. Missing a reverse-dns entry
2. Problems with other domain name sharing IP
3. I'm a dumbA$$ (oh, that makes 3)
Any thoughts on how i might resolve this problem? I have 5 static IP's and am planning on building my own primary and secondary DNS servers in awhile but would rather get this figured out first.
Thanks in Advance!