Chicken vs. egg
trobinson at gksystems.kom
Wed Mar 8 16:48:19 UTC 2000
It's more a "bootstrap" situation rather than "chicken vs. egg".
Short answer: Your ns1 and ns2.domain.com must initially have their A
Here are the steps, where register.com is currently authority for your
domain.com but you want to set up your own name servers:
1. Ask register.com to add two A records for your zone, for ns1.domain.com
and ns2.domain.com. They must do this, not you, unless they have a fancy web
tool that lets you administer your own resource records.
2. Send in two host registration requests (using
ftp://ftp.internic.net/template/domain-template.txt) to register your name
3. Get your name servers running, loading your domain.com zone. (This step
can be done first without ill effects.)
4. Now you can change over to your name servers with
The request in 2 and 4 must come from someone with authority for domain.com,
but ideally you are the admin contact while register.com are the technical
contact, so the request can come from you. If not then you should get them
to make you a contact.
If you had given your real domain name instead of domain.com I could give
more complete information!
Mark Hartley <nobody at goaway.com> wrote in message
news:38C1CE8B.4700F719 at goaway.com...
> I just recently set up my own domain servers for a domain I own. I had
> formerly been using register.com as my dns server simply because they
> did it for free. Now that I'm moving to my own dns servers, I have a
> I've named my dns servers ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com, (I'm using
> domain.com as an example here) but of course now nobody knows about
> those names because they are defined within the DNS setup on those
> machines. My question is: how do I initially set up my dns servers
> with a domain name if the domain names are in turn defined by those same
> DNS servers.
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