Since posting my question, I've looked at a HowtoForge Howto on DNS basics...
The dig command is returning a better result now. There is still a bit to go through to get the whole thing going.
This is from my pri.urbancampsite.com
@ IN SOA ns1.urbancampsite.com. admin.urbancampsite.com. (
2011121314 ; serial, todays date + todays serial #
28800 ; refresh, seconds
7200 ; retry, seconds
604800 ; expire, seconds
86400 ) ; minimum, seconds
MX 10 ns1.urbancampsite.com.
urbancampsite.com. A 18.104.22.168
ns1 A 22.214.171.124
ns2 A 126.96.36.199
ftp CNAME WWW
Now when I send the dig command I'm getting this in response
dig @188.8.131.52 ns1.urbancampsite.com
; <<>> DiG 9.7.3 <<>> @184.108.40.206 ns1.urbancampsite.com
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR
, id: 40761
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 1
;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;ns1.urbancampsite.com. IN A
;; ANSWER SECTION:
ns1.urbancampsite.com. 86400 IN A 220.127.116.11
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
urbancampsite.com. 86400 IN NS ns2.urbancampsite.com.
urbancampsite.com. 86400 IN NS ns1.urbancampsite.com.
;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
ns2.urbancampsite.com. 86400 IN A 18.104.22.168
;; Query time: 312 msec
;; SERVER: 22.214.171.124#53(126.96.36.199)
;; WHEN: Tue Dec 13 14:53:44 2011
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 103
So this is looking a bit better now.
I think my VPS host should be able to white label the nameservers now..?
ISPConfig automatically set up the config files a bit differently than was explained in the DNS basics Howto, and I've still got to go through setup of mail, ftp...
Just about mail, Squirrelmail - I can view the webmail login but not login or create a user/password from ISPConfig..?
As I said before this is my first attempt at this and there's alot to get my head around with the setup so I'm just going though each service one at a time.
As I understand it once everything is configured correctly, everything is controlled from ISPConfig..?