Setting up private nameservers


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  • Applies to: DV
    • Difficulty: Medium
    • Time Needed: 20
    • Tools Required: Plesk administrator access
  • Applies to: DV 4.0
    • Difficulty: Medium
    • Time Needed: 20
    • Tools Required: Plesk administrator access

Overview

This article explains how to use your DV server as an authoritative nameserver using one or two domains.

Requirements

Before you start, you will need the following:

  • 2 IP addresses assigned to your DV. Please see this article for information: Ordering additional IP Addresses.
  • Register the new DNS servers with your registrar. If (mt) is your registrar, please submit a support request. Remember to allow up to 48 hours for DNS propagation to complete.

NOTE:

Setting up your own private nameservers requires that the BIND/named service is running. By default, all DV servers are provisioned with this service disabled. Please use the following guide to enable this service:

READ ME FIRST

This article is provided as a courtesy. Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting third-party applications is outside the scope of support provided by (mt) Media Temple. Please take a moment to review the Statement of Support.

Overview

This article explains how to use your DV as an authoritative nameserver using one or two domains.

Requirements

Before you start, you will need the following:

  • 2 IP addresses assigned to your DV. Please see this article for information: Ordering additional IP Addresses.
  • Register the new DNS servers with your registrar. If (mt) is your registrar, please submit a support request. Remember to allow up to 48 hours for DNS propagation to complete.

NOTE:

Setting up your own private nameservers requires that the BIND/named service is running. By default, all DV servers are provisioned with this service disabled. Please use the following guide to enable this service:

READ ME FIRST

This article is provided as a courtesy. Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting third-party applications is outside the scope of support provided by (mt) Media Temple. Please take a moment to review the Statement of Support.

Instructions

To add a new resource record to the zone:

  1. Log into your Plesk Control Panel.

  2. From the Home page, click on Websites & Domains.

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  3. Click on the DNS Settings icon.
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  4. If you have several domain names, select the domain name whose DNS settings you want to manage.
  5. Click the Add Record icon.
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  6. Select a resource record type, and specify the appropriate data.
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    • For an NS record, which specifies the domain name of a nameserver that is responsible for a DNS zone of a domain, you need to specify the domain name (or a subdomain), and then the corresponding nameserver's domain name.
    • If you are defining an NS record for your main domain, then you should leave the domain name field empty.
    • If you are defining a nameserver for a subdomain, then type the subdomain into the domain name field.

    Next, enter the appropriate nameserver's domain name into the nameserver field. For example: ns1.example.com.

  7. Click the OK button to save the changes.
  8. The page will refresh and return to the previous screen. Click the Update button to apply your changes.

For more information, see Plesk documentation here: (Advanced) Configuring DNS for a Domain.

Instructions

To add a new resource record to the zone:

  1. Log into your Plesk Control Panel.

  2. From the Home page, click on Websites & Domains.

  3. Click on the DNS Settings icon.
  4. If you have several domain names, select the domain name whose DNS settings you want to manage.
  5. Click the Add Record icon.
  6. Select a resource record type, and specify the appropriate data.
    • For an NS record, which specifies the domain name of a nameserver that is responsible for a DNS zone of a domain, you need to specify the domain name (or a subdomain), and then the corresponding nameserver's domain name.
    • If you are defining an NS record for your main domain, then you should leave the domain name field empty.
    • If you are defining a nameserver for a subdomain, then type the subdomain into the domain name field.

    Next, enter the appropriate nameserver's domain name into the nameserver field. For example: ns1.example.com.

  7. Click the OK button to save the changes.
  8. The page will refresh and return to the previous screen. Click the Update button to apply your changes.

For more information, see Plesk documentation here: (Advanced) Configuring DNS for a Domain.