I have read this article here (http://www.howtoforge.com/ispconfig_dns_godaddy) and this is a bit different than I have managed my DNS before. I did not use Total DNS. Instead, I created the 2 hosts (ns1 and ns2) with my server IPs, and then once those were active, I set my nameservers in GoDaddy to ns1.cfcoding.com and ns2.cfcoding.com. This guide shows a different approach. Which one is more accurate or does it matter? I ask because what I did was instead of supplying my own nameservers, I told it I was using the GoDaddy hosting. That gave me their nameservers and I was able to add in A records that point to my IP using Total DNS and I don't think the Host Summary had any affect there (maybe it did?). So now, since I have my own hosts and set those hosts as my nameservers, I don't get a valid response when querying my domains: Code: [[email protected] www]# dig ns2.cfcoding.com ; <<>> DiG 9.6.2-P1-RedHat-9.6.2-3.P1.fc12 <<>> ns2.cfcoding.com ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 11857 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;ns2.cfcoding.com. IN A ;; AUTHORITY SECTION: cfcoding.com. 497 IN SOA ns47.domaincontrol.com. dns.jomax.net. 2010042600 28800 7200 604800 86400 ;; Query time: 25 msec ;; SERVER: 126.96.36.199#53(188.8.131.52) ;; WHEN: Mon Apr 26 19:42:17 2010 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 102 What's the correct method for doing this?