Help with DNS - info inside

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by micko_escalade, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. micko_escalade

    micko_escalade New Member


    Up until now when I would register new domain with godaddy and in control panel I would leave default Nameservers:
    after that I would only edit zone "A (Host)" and change to mu server ip and my new domain would be accessible from the internet.

    Problem became after friend of mine from other country ask me if I can host one small simple website for him. He gave me his info where registered domain and all I'm able to change is dns settings is primary and secondary NS.
    There's nothing about "A (Host)" so I'm totally lost. I've setup my server using this tutorial Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) With BIND & Courier [ISPConfig 3]

    My question is do I just setup new DNS Zone inside client1 ?
    and then enter and inside his domain control panel?

    Appreciate your help!

    Last edited: Mar 31, 2011
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Did you change the nameservers of your friend's domain so that it uses your own nameservers? You can check the currently configured nameservers like this:
    dig ns
    If so, you must enter your nameservers in the NS1 and NS2 fields.

    Please note that if you use nameservers that are in the same domain (like and for the domain), you need a glue record:
  3. micko_escalade

    micko_escalade New Member

    After reading here in the forums I did some changes:

    I've changed nameservers in his control panel to
    and now I'm waiting for him to confirm this change by clicking the link that his register sends him.

    In godaddy DNS manager I've added new A (Host) records ns1 and ns2 for a domain that I was using to setup ISPconfig i.e.


    Then I added new NS records ns1 and ns2.
    default and can't be changed or deleted.


    So, without adding A (Host) record I can't ping
    Was a NS record necessary?

    Do I still need to ask his register to add a glue record?
    I would ask them to add and ?

    Just to clarify:
    All of my domains are registered with godaddy. My friend uses totally different register in different country and his only option is to enter ns1,ns2,ns3 etc.

    This is how my DNS zone looks like now:

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, you must create an A record for ns1 and ns2. The NS records must be created in the zone of your friend's domain (not at GoDaddy).

    No, because ns1 and ns1 are in a different domain than your friend's domain.

    I think you should take a look at these tutorials (the last two are for ISPConfig 2, but it should give you the idea):
  5. micko_escalade

    micko_escalade New Member

    Just wanted to report back that now it works!

    All what i did is added nameservers in his control:

    and at the same time his register asked for my server ip and nameserver info which he send to them.

    Thanks for your help!

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