DNS forward zone nameservers not updating.
Posted on 2006-05-09
I have a forward zone lookup for 'mycompany.com'. I have a host A (www) record for my website that is hosted by (let's say) 'webhostingcompany'. I have added 2 NS records, ns1.webhostingcompany.net and ns2.webhostingcompany.net as athoritative nameservers for this forward zone lookup (yes, the actual nameservers are correct, given to me by my webhosting company). My webhosting company often does upgrades. Due to these upgrades the IP address almost always changes. This past week, again my webhosting company did upgrades and the IP changed. However, My host A (www) record did not change. I have contacted my webhosting company for the correct ip address and can fix it for now. Basically what i'm asking is how do i set this up correctly so whenever my webhosting company changes there servers IP address, my host A (www) record also gets updated automatically.
I thought i had this set up properly to pull from the webhosting authoriative nameservers for the particular domain.....apparently not!
Any ideas why this isn't working? (as i'm writing this I'm thinking a firewall or permissions issue maybe?)
What should the 'Start of Authoritive' record point to? It's currently pointing to my 2003 SBS.
I have a 2003 SBS doing DNS and a hardware firewall on the perimeter.
Thanks in advance