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Do I need to change my domain's nameservers in order for SSL to work

Posted on 2009-03-31
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THE SITUATION

my question is easy im sure but needs a quick response.

I have a domain that was pointing to two name servers dns1.host.com (a shared IP) and dns2.host.com.

At the hosting end - dns2.host.com has had an SSL installed for a subdomain of the main domain. And is now the main IP for the site.

in the hosting zone files i have had all the www, ftp and relevant records of domain and subdomain point to the IP of dns2.host.com

THE QUESTION

i am wondering if I also need to change the nameservers of the domain so that it no longer points to nameserver dns1.com. Should the domain only point to the Primary IP dns2.host.com. And if so, can a domain just point to 1 namerserver, they always seem to ask for 2 or 3?

Zones changed by Netminder 31 Mar 2009

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Chris Dent earned 500 total points
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You're mixing up the functions of DNS and those of a Web Server (which I assume is what's using SSL).

DNS is responsible for returning the IP address for a name and doesn't have anything to do with SSL.

So... provided both dns1.host.com and dns1.host.com return the same IP address for "www.domain.com", or the name for your SSL site, then no changes are necessary.

Chris
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