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Add A Entries for Nameservers & Hostname

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by Tom Risager, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Tom Risager

    Tom Risager Well-Known Member

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    I am in the process of setting up a new cPanel server, and step 4 of the initial setup always has me confused.

    The last part of step 4 is the option to add A entries for the nameservers that I use and for the hostname. However,

    * My primary nameserver is already running, and it obviously already has an A entry in its domain configuration. Why would I want to add it as an A record on this new server?

    * Secondary name service is provided by domainsmadeeasy.com. Why would I want to create an A record for "ns5.domainsmadeeasy.com", for example, on this server?

    * I have already setup an A record for the hostname of this cPanel server in the domain it belongs to. Why would I want to add this A record to this new server also?

    I don't really understand the purpose of these records, so I'd appreciate if someone could clarify :)

    Tom
     
  2. quietFinn

    quietFinn Well-Known Member

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    You don't want to, and you don't have to add or create anything in that step.
    I am installing & configuring cPanel servers quite often and I never click those buttons, I edit the dns zones by myself.
     
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    Hello :)

    That is correct. The "A" records are not required if you already have them added on an remote name server.

    Thank you.
     
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