Chicken and egg problem. How to transfer a new domain to its new DNS servers
dns at botham.net
Thu Jan 16 21:27:21 UTC 2003
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bind-users-bounce at isc.org [mailto:bind-users-bounce at isc.org] On
> Behalf Of William Hargrove
> Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 10:32 AM
> To: comp-protocols-dns-bind at isc.org
> Subject: Chicken and egg problem. How to transfer a new domain to its
> DNS servers
> Hello all,
> I'm sure this must be a FAQ but I can't find any decent answers to
> this question. Say I register a new domain with Easily (UK registrar)
> and I want to transfer it to two new servers I have co-located running
> bind with zone files created. So say the domain I've just registered
> is test.com and the DNS servers are know as ns1.test.com and
> When I go to the Easily control panel and it tells me to type in the
> name of my DNS servers to tranfer control of the zone to, and I type
> in ns1.test.com and ns2.test.com, but how it is going to know how to
> reach each these two machines by name. There must be a mapping between
> these names and their ip addresses but how does it come by the ip
> address initially.
The answer to your question is Glue records, aka host registrations. Go
to your registrar and register you new name servers ns1 and ns2
.test.com. During that process you will be asked for the host names and
IP addresses. That is how they know. That is also why you must
register your name server before using them to serve zones...
> But perhaps I am missing some fundamental part of this DNS puzzle. Am
> grateful for any help.
> Thanks, Will.
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