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Addon domain as not authoritative

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by axel50397, May 8, 2016.

  1. axel50397

    axel50397 Member

    Feb 6, 2012
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    Hi everyone,

    I have a simple question, yet a little bit hard to explain: Is there a way to add an add-on domain, which is set as "not authoritative" ?

    Let's take an example: My local DNS on my Cpanel is, and I have a CPanel account with a domain on it. Now let's say I want to add the add-on domain on the account of, but the authoritative DNS of is external, so NOT Do we agree on that, with default zone setup, for the world, no problem querying as long as I've configured an A or CNAME field on the external DNS? But for anything ON THE CPANEL, everything related to will be located on the CPanel server, right?

    Let's say it's clear and everybody understand. Now my question is: Is there a way to tell Cpanel that a zone in particular ISN'T located on local DNS, but instead on the authoritative one? Will it work if I set the SOA and/or NS fields as the authoritative DNS? Will it work with an empty zone (containing only SOA and NS) ?

    Thank you for your help
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    You would have to configure the external name server as a remote name server IP address via:

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

    This is documented at:

    Configure Remote Service IPs - Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    Thank you.

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