Am I transferring my nameserver right? step by step process of what i did

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by tianshiz, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. tianshiz

    tianshiz New Member

    Hi all,

    I've been having a lot of trouble getting my nameserver transferred from a webhost to my server using ispconfig. Would someone mind making sure that the steps that I took to do that makes sense?
    domain name: ""
    1. Copy the 2 nameservers from old webhost:
    2. Add DNS zone:
    3. Create DNS Record
    4. Add new site,
    Auto subdomain: *
    PHP: SuPHP
    everything else default
    5. Save

    After a 24hr period, would the domain point to my server and not the site on the webhost?
  2. damir

    damir New Member

    Are you hosting and on the same server?
  3. tianshiz

    tianshiz New Member

    ns13 and ns12 are the nameservers used by my old webhost, i'm doing a temporary thing right now in using the nameserver set by my webhost and allowing that webhost be responsible for renewing my domain name.
  4. zenny

    zenny Member

    I think you have to change the nameserver names in your domain registrar's control panel and make child nameservers that matches the one which you have crated using ISPConfig3's DNS tab.

    The reason I stated above is that you mentioned that you have * as domain, but you have ns* as nameservers. the hosting.come nameservers maybe something that you don't own. You own only * right?

    Maybe I am wrong if I don't understand your case.
  5. tianshiz

    tianshiz New Member

    the webhost suggested that i use the dns zone manager in cpanel. I'm simply setting the ip address in it to the ip address of the server.

    so is it fine if i keep the ispconfig dns settings in my first post?
  6. zenny

    zenny Member

    You have to first create a zone in the ISPCOnfig3 so that the changes in your domain registrar can route the requests to your machine. But in your case you are trying to use the nameservers of your old webhost while you are trying to move the hosting to your premises (with ISPConfig3). I think there lies the confusion as far as I could understand.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2010
  7. tianshiz

    tianshiz New Member

    zenny: i created the dns zone with the configuration in the first post. Isn't that right?
  8. matty

    matty Member

    I think what is confusing is that you are saying you want to move to your own server, but you are then using NS records that point to the webhost you are moving from. That's OK, as it's quite valid to have your DNS hosted elsewhere away from your web/mail server, but it might not be what you are trying to do considering the title of the thread.

    If you want to host your own DNS and move away from the old webhost, make your NS records in ISPC3 point to your own servers. If your site is, and you want your name servers to be ns1 &, then you need to create A records for ns1 & that point at your IP addresses, and then NS records that point at ns1 & Set up any other records that will be necessary to keep your site/s working. Go to your registrar and create host records for ns1 & that point at your IP addresses. Assuming you have allowed access through firewalls etc, you should now have some working DNS servers.

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