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DNS Propogation Question

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by comcage, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. comcage

    comcage Member

    Jul 26, 2003
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    This question pertains to cPanel/WHM.

    Hello. I'm a new customer to the ev1 family and have a question regarding my DNS servers. I went through the very nicely put together dns tutorial on these forums but I ran into one problem.

    The dns servers I want to use are & which are currently assigned to my my old web server. I did however manage to change these to the new ip's and will have to propogate for around 24-72 hours. I did this through my registrar.

    So when I go through the tutorial and try to add & it says it's already assigned to my old dns servers.

    My question is, I'm switching all of my files tonight so they are already on the new server (this process I do know what I'm doing), and want to make it so when my dns are finished propogating that it doesn't display 404 errors.

    Basically, what I'm saying is there is nothing I can do for the dns servers in WHM until my registrar updates first correct? And once my registrar finishes updating, and me not having my dns servers setup, all my sites will experience a window of down time correct? Is there an alternative to this? Is there anything I can do proactively to make sure that minimal downtime is experienced? Thank you in advance.
  2. deltawolf1

    deltawolf1 Registered

    May 5, 2002
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    Yes, i had the same problem, but just let 24 hours pass from time you've updated Nameserver IPs, then click add A record for them. It should show your new IP. 12 hours and your good to go.
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  3. LordJMann

    LordJMann Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2003
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    If its saying that the nameservers already have IPs on them use this to manage the nameservers on your server via SSH:

    pico /etc/nameserverips

    Set the IPs for the nameservers in there, example:

    Then once your nameservers have resolved, or when you click on the add A entry, make sure the IP is finally correct, then add them.

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