+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, Question about Name Servers. in Technical; Am I right in thinking that you have to assign a Name Server to your domain name and then that ...
  1. #1
    Sam_Brown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Northampton
    Posts
    568
    Thank Post
    95
    Thanked 38 Times in 36 Posts
    Rep Power
    18

    Question about Name Servers.

    Am I right in thinking that you have to assign a Name Server to your domain name and then that Name Server can be used to update your DNS for all your A Records \ MX Records etc?

    I only ask because I have recently moved by domain names to another host and updated the DNS settings on the new DNS control panel but they aren't taking affect because apparently I'm still using the Name Server from my previous hosting and thus the DNS settings on that are the ones being applied.

    Does that sound right? I always assumed DNS was just handled by whoever held your domain name. I didn't realise you had to go through an additional step to select which name server would be the one to be in charge of your DNS settings.

  2. #2

    matt40k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    4,408
    Thank Post
    368
    Thanked 639 Times in 521 Posts
    Rep Power
    158
    Yes. You register the domain, then you set the nameservers - which tells the world where to look for your domain dns servers.

    Domain services and DNS settings are separate, it's generally a good idea to keep them separate. If you don't renew your domain, the register (Nominet for .UK) lock nameserver changes - you'll find some crooked companies will then use this lock to point your site at their holding service whilst they assess if it's worth them paying the renewal.

    Also domain registration is more a paper exercise, you don't need to host anything. DNS on the other hand is critical. You can sometimes get some good deals if you separate them out.

  3. #3

    Edu-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    7,140
    Thank Post
    403
    Thanked 622 Times in 568 Posts
    Rep Power
    181
    Rackspace offer free DNS management.

  4. #4
    Sam_Brown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Northampton
    Posts
    568
    Thank Post
    95
    Thanked 38 Times in 36 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Rackspace offer free DNS management.
    Good to know. I've just moved over to namesco but if they are rubbish I know an alternative now

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Question about multipoint server
    By tranza in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11th February 2014, 02:14 AM
  2. Question about mail server settings for new ISP
    By Oaktech in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 14th August 2013, 06:41 PM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 14th January 2007, 08:53 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 7th October 2006, 07:08 PM
  5. Question about fresh install of server 2003.
    By Kyle in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 20th January 2006, 09:08 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •