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I host my website domain1.com on 12.34.56.78. I currently use my registrars DNS server to point to my server on 12.34.56.78. I have established a DNS server on 12.34.56.78 I ...
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    Can an IP address be used as a name server?


    I host my website domain1.com on 12.34.56.78.
    I currently use my registrars DNS server to point to my server on 12.34.56.78.
    I have established a DNS server on 12.34.56.78

    I try to add '12.34.56.78' to the domains NS records with my registrar, but my entry '12.34.56.78' is rejected.

    Is it wanting me to add something like ns1.domain1.com? I don't see how this is going to work as a name server lookup will be required for ns1.domain1.com in the first place.
    Last edited by Kolusion; 08-18-2011 at 06:00 AM.

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    You cannot enter an IP as a DNS while domain registering.
    It needs to be a NameServer Rssource Record, which is a hostname. Not a IP.
    For this hostname, you need a A record to resolve it to an IP.

    In case the NS-RRs (Most registrars require at least two to register) are within the domain,
    glue records will be added to the top level domain server, as well as the delegation records.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    None of this is making ant sense to me.

    You say a NameServer Resource Record has to be a hostname, then how does my registrar restrar1.com use their own domain as a DNS server?

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    Ahhh.. so a 'glue record' hey.. No problem. Thanks!

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