Name servers and godaddy

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Yarnell, Jan 29, 2021.

  1. Yarnell

    Yarnell Member

    Quick question. After researching around the net a little bit It is my understanding that in order to setup isp config as my nameserver I would need to have 1 A record pointing to my ip and 2 NS records pointing to my ip. Is that it? just 3 records on godaddy and the rest in ispconfig?
  2. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    In the registrar (GoDaddy) you list the nameservers for the domain, almost always 2 or more. NS records point to a hostname, not an ip address; you need an A and/or AAAA record for each nameserver.
  3. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    My signature has link to DNS name service tutorial.
  4. Th0m

    Th0m ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Also, you need at least 2 separate servers on separate connections for redundancy.
  5. nhybgtvfr

    nhybgtvfr Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    at your registrar, you need to specify the FQDN of each of your nameservers. eg
    for domains you are providing naming services for, you need to provide NS records for each nameserver, using their FQDN as the data.

    in addition to this, if you are providing naming servers for the same domain the nameserver are on, you also need to provide:
    in that domains dns zone: A (ipv4) or AAAA (ipv6) records for each nameserver.
    with your registrar: glue records (ip address) for each nameserver.

    provide both A and AAAA records in your dns, and both ipv4 and ipv6 ip's for your glue records if you use both ipv4 and ipv6 on your servers.
  6. Yarnell

    Yarnell Member

    I guess godaddy will not allow the same ip address for both NS1 and NS2 hostnames. I get slapped with a "Data management policy violation" error message. Thanks everyone for your input. I will have to try this again later on down the road.
  7. Th0m

    Th0m ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    They probably won't, and that is because of what I told you in #4
  8. Yarnell

    Yarnell Member

    Yeah, i only have 1 ip at the moment so I'll have to hold off on the name servers for the time being.
  9. Th0m

    Th0m ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Not only the IP, but it should be on a different network, again, for redundancy. You never want your DNS service to be completely down.
  10. Yarnell

    Yarnell Member

    Cool. I will keep that in mind. Thanks.
  11. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    You can try free secondary dns server temporarily, so you can still run one primary dns server, if that is fine with you.
  12. Yarnell

    Yarnell Member

    Ok, i will look into it. thanks ahrasis.

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