Setting Up a Godaddy Domain for the First Time

noeylani94

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I'm sure there's been a million threads about this already, but I'm genuinely lost and have searched the internet for hours to not avail.

I've gone into WHM, set up my nameservers, and retrieved the IPs. I registered those IPs with Godaddy and set up my nameservers with them. To my understanding, this is all that needs to be done and the website will be online? Is there something I'm missing? I've created a file in "public_html" called "index.html", but my website is still not online.

Domain: kony2012.info
Nameservers: ns1.kony2012.info ns2.kony2012.info
 

noeylani94

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Nope, it's still not working. I got this:

"Your hostname (server1.kony2012.info) 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 server1.kony2012.info. 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.

Some or all of these problems can be caused by /etc/resolv.conf
being setup incorrectly. Please check that file if you believe
everything else is correct.

You may be able to automatically correct this problem by using the
'Add an A entry for your hostname' option under 'Dns Functions' in
your Web Host Manager."

What's wrong? Please help!
 

dalem

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you have no A records at the authoritative name server just as the error says

dig server1.kony2012.info

; <<>> DiG 9.3.6-P1-RedHat-9.3.6-20.P1.el5_8.4 <<>> server1.kony2012.info
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 36043
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;server1.kony2012.info. IN A
 

Mike_GoDaddy

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How do I fix that though? Once again, never done this before.

In WHM it has my IP assigned to server1.kony2012.info .
It sounds like you need to update the DNS for the domain kony2012.info in WHM.

  1. Log into WHM as root.
  2. Click the icon for DNS Functions.
  3. Click the icon for Edit DNS Zone.
  4. Select kony2012.info. Click Edit.
  5. Update the existing A records to be ns1.kony2012.info and ns2.kony2012.info.
  6. Add two A records for NS1 and NS2 that use the IP addresses you used when you setup the nameservers in your Go Daddy account.
  7. Save your changes

Also, have you verified that port 53 is open and the DNS service is running on your server?
 

noeylani94

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Damn, I don't even know if I've set it up correctly. Mike, I think you're right. Do you mind if I shoot you a PM with some details?