Nameservers not resolving to an IP


Sep 5, 2012
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
When I recieved my VPS I added two nameservers on seperate IP's

so i had

created the A records

all via the basic set up screen. I then added a few accounts and everything appeared fine for a short time.

and I created a hostname

I then get the following

Your hostname ( could not be resolved to
an IP address. This means that /etc/hosts is not set up correctly,
and/or there is no dns entry for Please
be sure that the contents of /etc/hosts are configured correctly,
and also that there is a correct 'A' entry for the domain in the
zone file. etc.

So here's the rub!

What I didn't realise (yes understand) was that the VPS provider provided a slave dns and the VPS was already set up with and

When I check the nameserver IP's I have 2 No IP 15 2 No IP 15

What is the best solution to reverse this problem? Having my own nameservers is not essential and I now understand about the slave DNS.