How to register a nameserver?

Jeff Lasman blists at
Tue Jan 6 14:41:11 UTC 2004

On Wednesday 31 December 2003 05:00 pm, Leith Johnson wrote:

> Is there anybody out there in net land that knows how to
> convince Network Solutions to register a DNS host?

Is the domain in question registered with them?  You can only register a 
DNS host for a domain with the registrar of the domain.

About a year ago I had to change a host registered with Network 
Solutions, and it took about fifteen minutes on hold to get a rep who 
found the link for me.  I'm sorry I don't remember anymore, but if 
you're in the US (where the phone call is free) their tech support has 
gotten a lot better, and you should be able to get an answer quickly.

If you've used a different registrar for the domain, ask their tech 

We resell dotster, and they have a link called "Register Name Server" 
which can be used to either register a host, or change the IP# of an 
already registered host.

The problem from registrar to registrar appears to be that the usage of 
the term "host" to mean a nameserver registered in the DNS service for 
hosting domain names has been deprecated and it's hard to explain what 
we mean.  

Jeff Lasman,, P. O. Box 52672, Riverside, CA  92517 US
Professional Internet Services & Support / Consulting / Colocation
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