Question about nameservers


#1

Is it possible to for me to point my domains to ns1.mydomain.com, ns2.mydomain.com, and ns3.mydomain.com and they will be available at my dreamhost hosting account? If so, how is this done. I don’t mind spending a few extra bucks to do it either.


#2

You must point ns1 to 66.33.206.206
ns2 to 66.201.54.66
& ns3 to 66.33.216.216

But if dreamhost change their ip you will have to make the change too.


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#3

I was just looking at the ‘DNS’ page for one of my domains, and I see that it has box with the title, ‘Add a DNS record to fearthenoob.com.’

Can I just put ‘ns1.fearthenoob.com’ and set th ‘type’ to ‘NS’ and then set the value to ‘ns1.dreamhost.com’. Would that work?


#4

add “a point”

ns1 to 66.33.206.206
ns2 to 66.201.54.66
ns3 to 66.33.216.216


#5

could you explain ‘a point’


#6

no, it would only delegate ns1 .yourdomain.tld to dreamhost.

The first server can be foo.yourdomain.com too.

PS : don’t use cname, it can’t be used for such things.


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#7

No I wasn’t going to use CNAME. In that box where you can add custom records, there are several types (a, cname, ns…).

Could I set ns1.fearthenoob.com as a ‘NS’ record and set the value to ns1.dreamhost.com?


#8

No (well you can, but it would be useless, you can only control xxx.ns1.fearthenoob.com with this).


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#9

Okay, I just tried it my way, and it…didn’t work.


#10

The basic procedure is to add A records for your domain, pointing to the IP addresses of the DreamHost DNS servers.

For example;

ns1 A 66.33.206.206
ns2 A 66.201.54.66
ns3 A 66.33.216.216

Note: The IP addresses of the DreamHost DNS servers may change in the future, so you will need to keep on top of that.

Of-course, after the A records are added and active, you will need to change the DNS servers for your domain from ns?.dreamhost.com to ns?.yourdomain.com. If I recall correctly, there is an extra confirmation step when doing this, where you have to re-enter the relevant IP addresses.

Mark


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