NameServers using redundant registar DNS - Is possible?

fcbinfo

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NameServers using redundant registrar DNS - Is possible?

Hi.

For example, if you have a domain, that will not host website, and will be used only to give your website customers the ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com

Can you use the DNS server of registrar to do it instead of use your cPanel bind server?

if you have 2 cpanel servers, add A record on registrar DNS like:

srv01-ns1.domain.com A 111.111.111.111
srv01-ns2.domain.com A 111.111.111.112

srv02-ns1.domain.com A 111.111.111.151
srv02-ns2.domain.com A 111.111.111.152

This will work to give this address to your customers?
Or this need to be hosted on your cPanel bind server?

The bad thing with this, if you host in your bind cpanel server, when 1 server goes down, your other server stop to works too. That's why I'm asking for it.

Thanks for help.
 
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fabin

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If you want to register only the nameservers with IP like

ns1.domain.com -> 111.111.111.111
ns2.domain.com -> 111.111.111.112

Then, it needs to be done only at the registrar. It is explained at How to Register Private Nameservers

If you use two dns servers, one for NS1 and another for NS2, then if one server goes down, the DNS will still function using the other one.
 

quietFinn

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Re: NameServers using redundant registrar DNS - Is possible?

Hi.

For example, if you have a domain, that will not host website, and will be used only to give your website customers the ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com

Can you use the DNS server of registrar to do it instead of use your cPanel bind server?

if you have 2 cpanel servers, add A record on registrar DNS like:

srv01-ns1.domain.com A 111.111.111.111
srv01-ns2.domain.com A 111.111.111.112

srv02-ns1.domain.com A 111.111.111.151
srv02-ns2.domain.com A 111.111.111.152

This will work to give this address to your customers?
Or this need to be hosted on your cPanel bind server?
Yes that will work, the DNS zone of domain.com can be hosted anywhere you want.
 

fcbinfo

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Thank you guys.

I'm gonna do this. I'll use this domain only to provide to my customers the nameservers.

Think is better to do this on the registrar, because if you got some ddos in one of your servers, the other server still working =)
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Ensure you setup the "A" records for your name servers at the registrar as well after creating the name servers. Assuming you are hosting the DNS Zone at the registrar, the domain name will use your registrar's name servers.

Thank you.