How to use subdomain nameservers


#1

Hi, I am rather new to these forums, but I have an important question I need answered ASAP. I have my domain (teamflash.info) hosted, not registered, with DreamHost. I also made a subdomain (forum.teamflash.info). What I want to do is have the subdomain’s nameservers pointed too:
ns1.freeforums.org
ns2.freeforums.org
ns3.freeforums.org

(Those are Freeforums.org nameservers)
Anyway, thank you for reading my request and please answer this as soon as possible because we have a match tonight and this forum needs to be up by then.

Best Regards,
Team Flash Technical Administrator


#2

I don’t think subdomains have nameservers…

  1. What are the nameservers for teamflash.info?
  2. Why do you want the subdomain to have a different nameserver?

Subdomains and sub-subdomains can all be “managed” by the nameserver of the domain.

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#3

Can you use the Custom DNS feature and set up a CNAME from forum.teamflash.info to yourforum.Freeforums.org? That should work about the same as what you’re proposing.


#4

I would, but I don’t have the IP of the server. I also can’t find it anywhere either. Any other ideas?


#5

They are correct as you wouldn’t have nameservers for the subdomains. What I would recommend is to just do a nslookup of the servername that you will be hosting the site on. Such as:
site.org

You can do this easily via:
http://www.zoneedit.com/lookup.html

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#6

You don’t need the IP, you just need another domain name. If freeforums.org (which I know nothing about) allows you to set up subdomains like teamflash.freeforums.org, you would then just need a CNAME (which is like an alias for domain names) from forums.teamflash.org to teamflash.freeforums.org.

This will work transparently in the browser - no redirects or anything. Read some more on CNAME records.