GoDaddy DNS setup

Discussion in 'General' started by tristanlee85, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. tristanlee85

    tristanlee85 New Member

    I have read this article here ( and this is a bit different than I have managed my DNS before. I did not use Total DNS. Instead, I created the 2 hosts (ns1 and ns2) with my server IPs, and then once those were active, I set my nameservers in GoDaddy to and This guide shows a different approach. Which one is more accurate or does it matter?

    I ask because what I did was instead of supplying my own nameservers, I told it I was using the GoDaddy hosting. That gave me their nameservers and I was able to add in A records that point to my IP using Total DNS and I don't think the Host Summary had any affect there (maybe it did?). So now, since I have my own hosts and set those hosts as my nameservers, I don't get a valid response when querying my domains:

    [[email protected] www]# dig
    ; <<>> DiG 9.6.2-P1-RedHat-9.6.2-3.P1.fc12 <<>>
    ;; global options: +cmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 11857
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
    ;		IN	A
    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:		497	IN	SOA 2010042600 28800 7200 604800 86400
    ;; Query time: 25 msec
    ;; SERVER:
    ;; WHEN: Mon Apr 26 19:42:17 2010
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 102
    What's the correct method for doing this?
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    mh1:~#  dig ns
    ; <<>> DiG 9.3.4 <<>> ns
    ;; global options:  printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 33215
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
    ;                  IN      NS
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:           86400   IN      NS           86400   IN      NS
    ;; Query time: 264 msec
    ;; SERVER:
    ;; WHEN: Wed Apr 28 13:52:19 2010
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 66
    Since ns1 and host the zone - did you set up a glue record?
  3. tristanlee85

    tristanlee85 New Member

    No, I didn't. After reading, it looks like GoDaddy doesn't support that? Now for whatever reason, I can't access port 80 to my IP or via the hostname, nor can I 'dig'. Everything timesout on my end, yet when I go to the server itself, I can access the web just fine.

    Edit: this is a problem on my end. For whatever reason, when I have both network interfaces active, eth1 handles all the requests just fine, but eth0 times out for anything. If I unplug eth1 cable and restart the network, then eth0 works. Not sure what's up with that, but that's a different issue from the topic's original purpose.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2010
  4. tristanlee85

    tristanlee85 New Member

    In addition, when I create a new site such as, is ISPConfig supposed to create the A record for that or do I manually need to do it? I created 2 more domains and no records were created.

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