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Pointing Sub-domain to external DNS Servers

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by rezman, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. rezman

    rezman Well-Known Member

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    Greetings,

    I have a client that's trying to point a sub-domain to external DNS servers. It appears these are for Amazon hosting.

    Example sub-domain:
    Code:
    registration.domain.com
    DNS entries needed for sub-domain.
    Code:
    ns-1394.awsdns-46.org
    ns-1677.awsdns-17.co.uk
    ns-82.awsdns-10.com
    ns-985.awsdns-59.net
    Do I add these as four different NS entries? I'm just a little confused on how to add these into the zone file.

    Code:
    registration.domain.com        7200    IN      NS      ns-1394.awsdns-46.org.kidzart.com.
    registration.domain.com        7200    IN      NS      ns-1677.awsdns-17.co.uk.kidzart.com.
    registration.domain.com        7200    IN      NS      ns-82.awsdns-10.com.kidzart.com.
    registration.domain.com        7200    IN      NS      ns-985.awsdns-59.net.kidzart.com.
    - Adam
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello :)

    You can create a separate DNS Zone for a subdomain if you manually delete it's "A" record from it's parent domain name's DNS Zone. You could then modify/add the NS entries for the subdomain itself. However, do note that name servers are assigned at the domain registrar of the parent domain name. I suggest contacting Amazon's support, or reviewing their documentation to see if manual DNS entries can be used instead of using their custom name servers. Otherwise, you may have a hard time changing the name servers for just the subdomain.

    Thank you.
     
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