control own domain/zonefile ?
spamhole at ntp.isc.org
Sun Oct 15 06:09:53 UTC 2006
Ok, say I register foo.com, and I have my own linux box with bind
installed, and I want to use that to control my own domain, instead of
using zoneedit.com or whatever DNS applet a registrar might provide. In
other words, I can setup a zonefile easily enough, but that only works
so long as one manually points nslookup or dig to said linux box.
How do I make it world accessible, so to speak? I know I can change the
name servers for the domain via the registrar control panel? Is this all
there is to it? I get the feeling there is more. And what if the
registrar doesn't have such an applet?
I doubt this is possible, but is there any way to manually "register" a
domain myself withotu going through one of those registrars? I mean,
most cost only $10 USD, which makes me think that it doesn't really cost
them anything, thus making profit on all those $10 registrations.
Basically, eliminate the middle man. I mean, how EXACTLY does a
registrar register the domain you pick via their website?
I also want to be able to control reverse dns (PTR records) which
normally one cannot when using a registrars.
I know there are "ROOT" name servers out there that control all the
TLDs, and so I figure there must be a way to directly register a domain
in the area before the TLDs, or how ever the registrars do it.
Sorry, I know, I'm asking a lot of questions, but after doing a lot of
searching, I can't really find much clarity on the matter, and maybe
someone can really clear this all up for me I hope.
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