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DNS Question

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by ihatetoregister, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. ihatetoregister

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    Hello,

    I recently merged servers with a friend and we would both like to keep our name servers the same for our clients.

    Just to explain it a bit better, originally he had a server with cPanel, SERVER1, and I had a server with cPanel, SERVER2. We recently purchased SERVER3 together.

    On his SERVER1, all his accounts were directed to:
    NS1.domain1.com
    NS2.domain1.com

    On my SERVER2, all my accounts were directed to:
    NS1.domain2.com
    NS2.domain2.com

    We want to make it so when we move clients, they do not need to change their DNS on their domains. And moving forward when each of us gets a new client, we can tell them either:

    NS1.domain1.com
    NS2.domain1.com

    OR

    NS1.domain2.com
    NS2.domain2.com

    and either one, regardless what is picked will point to SERVER3 and the correct account.

    Also, are there any disadvantages to doing this? Does setting up multiple name server domains make one weaker or less reliable than the other? Is having multiple worse than having just one?

    TL;DR: How do I have multiple domain name servers for one server. (ns1.X.com and ns1.F.com to same server).

    Sorry if this is confusing, please let me know if more clarification is required.

    Thanks in advance I really appreciate any help or direction you can provide!

    Thanks
     
    #1 ihatetoregister, Dec 9, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2012
  2. quietFinn

    quietFinn Well-Known Member

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    That configuration is just fine.
    You point NS1.domain1.com & NS1.domain2.com to the 1st name server IP, and
    NS2.domain1.com & NS2.domain2.com to the 2nd name server IP.
     
  3. tank

    tank Well-Known Member

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    Cant' see anything wrong with this. Let us know how it goes.
     
  4. electric

    electric Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you can simply re-register your existing nameservers with the new IPs from the new shared server. It is perfectly fine to have multiple different nameservers using the same IP.
     
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