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Newbie needs helping figuring out Nameservers

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by jon121970, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. jon121970

    jon121970 Registered

    Feb 27, 2008
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    Hello Everyone,

    Please forgive me.. but.. I feel Clueless right now.. and I tried calling emcwebhosting but they are on Pacific time and I dont want to wait 3 hours to get some help.. I dont think my question is too complicated to answer for you experts out there.

    I've just set up Virtual Private Server for my own domain. with emcwebhosting.

    I logged in to Cpanel and it started the wizard... It asks me to pick my nameserver and to not name it the same as my which is:

    So.. I renamed it to:
    Was that Wrong?

    Also.. It said for me to set my nameservers.. so I did as follows:
    Primary Nameserver:
    Secondary Nameserver:
    Tertiary Nameserver: (I have no clue what Tertiary means?)
    Fourth Nameserver:
    Did I do this wrong too?

    Also.. my domain name is currently, so.. what will I put for nameserver to point my domain to my server?

    Thanks in advance if anyone is willing to help me solve this issue


  2. johnmigen

    johnmigen Active Member

    Jan 19, 2008
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    What you need to do first is to register your name server through godaddy

    Go to Domains >> My Domains
    Click on your domain you'd like to set up private nameservers for
    Click on View/Modify Detail under 'Host Summary' on the bottom left
    For "Host Name 1:" you'll input "ns1" (no quotes) in the box
    For "Host Name 2:" you'll input "ns2" (no quotes) in the box
    For "Host IP 1:" you'll input your primary IP address
    For "Host IP 2: you'll enter the same IP as your primary address, except one number higher.(For Example: You received the ip: x.x.x.x when signing up, this would be your primary IP for ns1. For ns2 you would use: x.x.x.x)
    Click "OK"

    Note that the above mentioned steps is an additional step to register your name server with the registry before it can be used by other domains.

    If you only have 2 IPs for name server, leave this two empty
    Tertiary Nameserver: (tertiary means 3rd)
    Fourth Nameserver:

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