Dig This - Also - NS & DNS Registration

Posted on 2004-11-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I am plowing ahead, trying to set up a web server.  I want to host multiple domains on MY Server.  (I am currently using someone else's to host 80+ of my client's sites).

I want / need my own ns record so that when a client enters my ns record into their DNS record that their domain name will go to my server.
I need help understanding and configuring and somehow registering NS & DNS records so that they actually will point to my server.

I have a domain name registered with network solutions,  
I have setup A records with ns1 & ns2 as my static IPs
see configuration example at

so now, with a test domain,, I have entered in as the first DNS record, and it accepted it.  When I tried to enter, it rejected it.  Reason - it is not registered.

so ... I need some help here trying to understand how to properly setup the ns records so that they point to the correct IPs


PS .
here is what I get with dig for - which makes me think - should I set myself up as the DNS server - my Server OSX software is supposed to do that ...

; <<>> DiG 9.2.2 <<>>
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 35555
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 0

;           IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:    807     IN      A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:    807     IN      NS    807     IN      NS

;; Query time: 58 msec
;; WHEN: Sun Nov 21 19:51:55 2004
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 100
Question by:CrestoneCreations
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    Accepted Solution

    Before using your own domain as a dns server, you must set up DNS services, commonly using software called 'Bind'.  You must be able to provide two dns servers, with unique IP addresses prior to making changes at Network Solutions.

    Then, once you are confident that the DNS is properly configured, you can register your two new dns servers at Network Solutions, and modify your Network Solutions record.  Network Solutions documentation on how to do this is located here:

    Author Comment

    OK, I have the capacity to be my own DNS server, but I think that I am going to start simple and I will evolve to that point later.  

    I contacted Network Solutions and they wet me up so that my domain is now properly configured and my NS records will be registered.

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