DNS : stuck on Basic Setup - first time install

jsw4

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I am a server administrator evaluating cPanel/WHM on a virtual server with three IPv4 addresses. I registered a new domain name I will use for evaluation purposes. Using two of the IP addresses I have registered name servers at the registrar for the domain. (I know this is not recommended configuration for authoritative name servers; I will move one of the addresses to another server later.)

During the install/setup the host name (FQDN) is set to:

cpanel.domain.net

Name servers are entered:

ns1.domain.net
ns2.domain.net

I expected to see a zone created "domain.com".

Instead I see 3 zones created: "cpanel.domain.net", "ns1.domain.net" and "ns2.domain.net"

Is my expectation incorrect in this case, or have I made some error during install/setup?

Thanks,

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... of course the zone I expected to see was "domain.net" (not .com) ...
 

jsw4

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Michael,

Thank you for your answer. I read that tutorial, but it does not mention to expect one zone per host.

I was able to use the WHM interface "DNS Functions" to create the zone I expected, which allowed me to remove the zones I did not expect. I subsequently created a single end user account and cPanel created a zone file for that account... all of which seems to be correct.

I wonder if this manual adjustment will cause problems down the road?

Regards
 

cPanelMichael

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No, it's acceptable to remove those zones and add those "A" entries into the existing zone for the domain name itself.

Thank you.