Cannot add A record for domain

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by punto, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. punto

    punto New Member

    Hi

    I am trying to add an A record for a domain. I already have added a www and mail record and now when I try and add an a record for sms.domain.com I receive the following error
    "There is already an A Record entry for this host in this zone"

    I have checked all the recycle bins and the zone files for domain.com and there is no evidence of sms anywhere. I did create it originally, but have since deleted it and emptied the recycle bin...... it seems to have some residual part of it somewhere on the system. An nslookup on the box proves the domain does not exist...

    [root@web ~]# nslookup
    > server localhost
    Default server: localhost
    Address: 127.0.0.1#53
    > sms.domain.com
    Server: localhost
    Address: 127.0.0.1#53

    ** server can't find sms.domain.com: NXDOMAIN
    > set q=a
    > sms.appkilmore.com
    Server: localhost
    Address: 127.0.0.1#53

    ** server can't find sms.domain.com: NXDOMAIN


    Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated!

    Regards

    Matt
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator

    Are you sure that you checked all recycle bin's in the DNS-Manager (not ISP-Manager)?
     
  3. punto

    punto New Member

    Yes have checked them all...including in DNS manager (see image)


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    that is why is has me stumped :confused:
     
  4. till

    till Super Moderator

    Please see if you find it in the database table dns_a, if you find it there, change the value in the field host to something that does not husrt you, e.g. sms1 and the create a new a-record in the interface. I recommend not to delete the record in the database.
     
  5. punto

    punto New Member

    Thanks Till, that worked. However I did find two records for sms! :eek:

    I renamed them both and was then able to add a new record. Any ideas on why they slipped through both DNS manager and the recycle bin?

    Regards

    Matt
     

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