im confused as hell too here is a whois on my domain Registry Whois Domain Name: ibcbrantford.com Status: clientTransferProhibited Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC. Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com Referral URL: http://www.networksolutions.com Expiration Date: 2009-03-12 Creation Date: 2002-03-12 Last Update Date: 2007-02-27 Name Servers: ns1.ibcbrantford.com ns2.golden.net my question is do i duplicate the 2 name servers here in ispconfig where it asks for name servers ? here is my problem , after installing fedora 7 perfect server and ispconfig , i cant get my mail to work , it works on the lan ( server is behind a router and firewall , the associated ports have been opened and mapped to the servers lan ip ( 192.168.1.73 ). when i am at home here is the error from outlook express ... The host 'ibcbrantford.com' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'test', Server: 'ibcbrantford.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 11004, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D if i change the server address to the static ip number we use i get this message :- The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'test', Server: '188.8.131.52', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E any help would be appreciated thanks another person that would be happy with " the idiots guide to dns servers and domain networking " hint hint !!!!!