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Old 06-05-2008, 07:18 AM   #1
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DNS server and registrar issue


Hello,

I'm setting up a Domain Name System server through BIND9, under Debian Etch. It resides within a DMZ subnetwork which correcly recieves incoming port 53/udp-tcp requests forwarded by an iptables firewall. I've configured it to be the authoritative server for a domain I own. I asked the registrar to add to their NS records the public static IP that identifies my DNS server (which, as I have said, contains the zone data for my domain).

The registrar answers he can't, arguing he needs a registered name for that DNS server. So he's asking me to have what I'd like to achieve through my request.

What can I do?

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Old 06-05-2008, 07:36 AM   #2
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Usually registrars have or give you the ability to add a custom DNS server and provide a name to associate with it to point to the IP for your domains.

Nameservers aren't designed to use just IP Addresses, most will create something like NS1.DOMAIN.COM or NS2.DOMAIN.COM.... etc.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 07:44 AM   #3
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Usually registrars have or give you the ability to add a custom DNS server and provide a name to associate with it to point to the IP for your domains.
My registrar does not give me this ability. Through web interface, I can only add or modify A, CNAME and MX records, not NS.

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Nameservers aren't designed to use just IP Addresses, most will create something like NS1.DOMAIN.COM or NS2.DOMAIN.COM.... etc.
I provide ns1.my-domain.net and ns2.my-domain.net, where my-domain.net stands for my real domain (which I want to be pointed to my DNS server), but the registrar says that these names are not reachable. Of course they aren't. I do not know what to do.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 08:55 AM   #4
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Well that's just crappy registrar services if they don't allow you to specify your own custom DNS servers, giving you the option to create a name that associates with an IP. You might have to just use a free service then like zoneedit.com, then have your registrar point your domain to the nameservers they provide you, etc.
 
Old 06-05-2008, 11:14 AM   #5
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you dont need your registar to add your dns server to his dns server
you need to configure your dns server to do a lookup on yours if it doesnt see the domain it should forward the request
to your registers dns
read up on forwarding and caching
or unless i dont understand what you what to do
 
Old 06-05-2008, 12:39 PM   #6
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you dont need your registar to add your dns server to his dns server
you need to configure your dns server to do a lookup on yours if it doesnt see the domain it should forward the request
to your registers dns
read up on forwarding and caching
or unless i dont understand what you what to do
I don't think you're understanding the question. He needs the registrar to point his domain to his DNS server but before they can do that, his DNS server needs a resolvable name, not the IP in which he only has. This is something you setup usually with your registrar.
 
Old 06-06-2008, 03:16 AM   #7
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ok sorry my bad
 
Old 06-06-2008, 05:48 AM   #8
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Thank you for yor help folks. I've done the request providing the name given by

Code:
nslookup <address>
 
Old 06-10-2008, 06:58 AM   #9
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nslookup <addr> says a.Red-b-c-d.staticIP.rima-tde.net


I asked them to use this nameserver for my domain. Here's the response of the technicians who administer my domain (it seems the technicians work for another company):

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a.Red-b-c-d.staticIP.rima-tde.net is not an authorized nameserver either. All com and net domains with com or net nameservers, needs the nameservers to be registered before they are used. The hoster of the parent domain has to do the registration. So if the nameserver was Bjerva.sulutjelma.com, the registrar for sulutjelma.com had to do this job. We cannot do it for them.
Sincerely, I don't know what to do.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 08:22 AM   #10
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I didn't know that DNS servers have to be registered by the ISP. I thought it was valid any IP or hostname not related to the domain in question. Ok.

One more question. Do you know of free services which provide Secondary DNS's? Any reference is enough... Thanks.
 
  


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