Building DNS nameservers

Hi i think this is a simple question but i want to make sure that i dot all of my I's and cross my T's

i just built out two DNS servers destined to be NS1.XXXxxxx,com and NS2.xxxxxxx.com.   i logged on  to register.com and added the name servers with their public ip's.  i have nat'd my public ip's to the servers internal on the network and opened port 53 TCP/UDP


is there anything else that i need to do on my DNS servers?  should i enable secondary BIND?
johnkesoglouAsked:
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gheistCommented:
"secondary BIND" is just one of ways to keep DNS zones in sync.
i.e you edit master zone and other server gets updated with changes.
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savoneCommented:
For a bare minimum you did what needs to be done. Nothing else is required assuming you configured DNS correctly.
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DrDave242Commented:
should i enable secondary BIND?
Probably not. This setting should only be enabled if you'll be transferring zones hosted on these DNS servers to other servers running BIND (a non-Windows implementation of DNS). It controls the format of the zone transfer. More info can be found here.

This may be a stupid question, but have you created the appropriate zones on these servers? I'm only asking because you didn't specifically mention it.
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SteveCommented:
before setting the nameservers live you should test them using something like nslookup from an external network. this way you can fix issues before any public connections are attempted.
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