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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by zahari4i, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. zahari4i

    zahari4i Member

    Jun 28, 2006
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    People I'm getting crazy, I'm confused on a couple of things about dns.
    So I have registered a domain, i have purchased a dedicated server from the same registrar.
    Now, running a dns server on my server is optional, right?
    I don't understand which are the namesevers i need to setup on the registrars dns configuration webpage. There are the defaul ones, 2 nameservers , like and In the cPanel general configuratiow the name servers I found by deafult are other, not the same as those that were configured on the registrars dns configuration page. I had a server for years home but never used bind or others just simple caching only name servers. That's why I'm confused right now.
    However is there any diferences in running a namerserver on my machine and using those provided by the ISP? If so do I need more than one IP? And how do I need to proceed?
    Thank you.
    #1 zahari4i, Jun 28, 2006
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2006
  2. dalem

    dalem Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2003
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    The biggist difference when running a 3 party dns at a register is you will have to add all of the zone files manually at the registar every time you or a user adds a dns record

    to get it to work on your box
    you need to register a set of nameservers at your registar with a domain you own and point them to 2 of the ip's on your box

    set your dns on your box to match in Basic cPanel/WHM Setup

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