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Adding Domain Alias When Not Running Local DNS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jazee, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. jazee

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    I tried to add a domain alias and got an error message that the domain couldn't be resolved on the local server. I am not running any DNS on the local server because DNS for all my domains is handled by my registrar so in the DNS setting when I setup WHM I didn't turn on BIND and selected the disabled option. The remote DNS A record entry for the alias domain I'm trying to add points to the correct/same IP as the domain I'm aliasing.

    Am I required to run DNS locally, even though it isn't being used, just to be able to add alias domains?
     
  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello,

    Running DNS locally is not required. The behavior you reported stems from the configured options under the "Domains" tab in "WHM >> Tweak Settings". You can address this issue by adding the remote name server IP addresses via the following option in Web Host Manager:

    "WHM Home » IP Functions » Configure Remote Service IPs"

    Select the "Remote Name Server IPs" tab and proceed to add the IP addresses.

    Thank you.
     
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