Managing local and remote domains

Fidel Viegas sysadmin at
Wed Jan 5 08:17:00 UTC 2011

Hi everyone!

First and foremost, Happy New Year!

Secondly, this is my first post in this list and my first
question is part technical, part administrative. Basically,
I have hosted a webserver with a hosting company,
who also manages my domain. Now, I have decided to
setup a local mail server that is going to be part of the
domain managed by the hosting company (e.g.
That has been set ok, and it is all working. However,
I have also configured a local DNS to resolve our
internal names. The internal nameserver is setup as
a caching nameserver that forwards to the
hosting company's nameserver, and is also setup as
a primary nameserver that manages the zone for the
local domain (domain.local). That is all ok as well.
The problem comes when the managers decided that
they want the local domain the same as the
global domain (e.g. We can't really setup the
global nameserver on our facilities because we experience quite a
lot of power outage and also have Internet connectivity
problems from time to time.

Can someone suggest me an approach to resolve this issue without
getting conflicts between the local nameserver
and the hosting company's nameserver?

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards,


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