How to control own domain/zonefile ?

Louis Luciano qipman at
Sun Oct 15 18:24:44 UTC 2006

Is the interface of this Linux DNS server directly connected to the
Internet or behind a nat'd address? 

You would have to be a registrar yourself to directly register domains. 

You can check out for decent rates...

-----Original Message-----
From: bind-users-bounce at [mailto:bind-users-bounce at] On
Behalf Of Clenna Lumina
Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 12:57 PM
To: bind-users at
Subject: How to control own domain/zonefile ?

Ok, say I register, and I have my own linux box with
installed, and I want to use that to control my own domain,
instead of
using 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

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
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
Basically, eliminate the middle man. I mean, how EXACTLY does
registrar register the domain you pick via their website?

I also want to be able to control reverse dns (PTR records)
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

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.

Thank you.

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