newbie need help to configure own DNS

Dave Henderson dhenderson at
Thu May 3 12:21:33 UTC 2007

    You will not be able to host any records for a domain unless you can either get your bind server to be the nameserver for the domain or adjust the records on the name server.  Can you do either of these?  Otherwise you are trying to configure a bind server that will never be seen by anyone.  If you are really interested in building experience with bind, go to a registrar such as,,, etc and register a domain name for under $25 a year.  It can be any name you like.  Once you have it registered, go back to the registrar and point the name servers to your local IP address.  Other than that, we can not help you.


Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at> wrote: On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 05:42:45PM +0530,
 J.Bakshi  wrote 
 a message of 32 lines which said:

> regarding the name server, I have not registered but
> my office has given me that domain just to do 'some work with webmin
> and bind. Even I have no authority to change the name server etc....

So, what can you do with BIND, if you do not even have the authority
to point your domain to your BIND name server?

This is becoming quite strange.

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