Just getting started

Will Yardley n at veggiechinese.net
Thu Feb 14 09:02:18 UTC 2002

In article <a4ftbb$o7r at pub3.rc.vix.com>, Spicer's wrote:
[try to wrap your lines at around 72 characters]
> I am running gypsystar.com and trying to add thisisrisk.com. My isp
> has been hosting my domain name of gypsystar.com and that has been
> fine but now I have people that are requesting they get their own
> domain names.
ok... if i'm understanding you right, your machine is ns.gypystar.com,
and the domain you're trying to do dns for is thisisrisk.com.

> Now my problem. I can use lynx and get to the pages I need. I cannot
> however connect via other computers. I realize this is a dns error but
> I am not sure how to fix it.

aura% dig thisisrisk.com +norec @b.gtld-servers.net

; <<>> DiG 9.3.0s20020122 <<>> thisisrisk.com +norec @b.gtld-servers.net
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 5622
;; flags: qr; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 3, ADDITIONAL: 3

;thisisrisk.com.                        IN      A

thisisrisk.com.         172800  IN      NS      DNS7.REGISTER.com.
thisisrisk.com.         172800  IN      NS      DNS8.REGISTER.com.
thisisrisk.com.         172800  IN      NS      NS.GYPSYSTAR.com.

and the whois information:

   Domain servers in listed order:


the register.com servers are responding with a different IP address:
aura% dig thisisrisk.com +norec @NS.GYPSYSTAR.com. +sh
aura% dig thisisrisk.com +norec @DNS8.REGISTER.com. +sh

so anyone viewing your site is going to get one IP or the other (which
one they get is based on a lot of factors)
> Do I need to do something through thisisrisk.com registar? 

you should get a secondary nameserver, and change it so that those are
the ONLY two nameservers listed with your registrar.

if you don't have another machine, you can get free secondary service
for a certain number of domains at secondary.com.

you need to add both nameservers to the ns records; the secondary should
be configured as a slave of the master.


Will Yardley
Newdream Network
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