Nameservers reported as being "lame"


Well-Known Member
Oct 2, 2004
Columbia, MD
I recently added 4 new IPs to my server, and added 2 of them as nameserver IPs. I added them via WHM, and then went into Nameserver IPs and added two new nameservers.

Now it seems they don't answer authoritatively for any domain on my server. During new domain addition, it claims that and are "lame" and don't answer.

Am I missing a step to add a nameserver and to set it up to answer for the domains?

I've added the ns* to my /etc/wwwacct.conf file since both NS3 and NS4 were empty. I did this only AFTER restarting Bind. I restarted Bind after I made the changes, and still they're not picked up. WHM shows me as having 4 nameservers ( ->

If you run a report at (you have to be a member, it's free I believe) you will see what I'm talking about. ns1/ answer authoritatively for "", but ns3/ don't.

Any help would be appreciated.


Well-Known Member
Apr 21, 2005
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
I get

FAIL Missing nameservers 2 ERROR: One or more of the nameservers listed at the parent servers are not listed as NS records at your nameservers. The problem NS records are:
Which tells me they are not in your DNS. Use WHM edit the DNS for and add 86400 IN NS 86400 IN NS

Re-run your DNS report.