Error 212 : Name Server Available

Barry Margolin barmar at
Tue Oct 19 00:07:58 UTC 2004

In article <cl1c2r$prr$1 at>, gavin_mcgoldrick at (GMG) 

> Hi all,
> I'm trying to update my DNS records at Namesecure and whenever I try
> to add my name server I get Error 212 : name server available.
> When I try to register the name server for another domain on
> I get
> Error: You have not specified the name of a valid Domain Name Server.
> Please enter a valid Domain Name Server in the field(s) below and
> click "Submit" to continue.

I think you need to register the nameserver hostname and IP before you 
can reference it in a domain registration.  The precise details of how 
you do this depends on the registrar.

> The two current and active name servers I run have the name address
> for the server and I can do lookups against it but the bollox won't
> let me add it to my registrar listing.
> I can add other name servers to the list and also delete them.
> Something is not right with the server.
> What are the registrar's checking for and where could the problem lie?
> Any ideas what this means and what can be done about it?

P.S. This is the BIND newsgroup/mailling list.  If you have 
non-BIND-related questions about DNS, you should use

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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