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I am having some trouble setting up BIND and was hopping to get a hand. When I go to my registrar and type in the ip addresses of my DNS ...
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    Invalid Top Level Domain


    I am having some trouble setting up BIND and was hopping to get a hand.

    When I go to my registrar and type in the ip addresses of my DNS servers it responds with "Invalid TOP Level Domain"

    My BIND config is as follows. Any help would be very much appreciated.


    named.conf
    ====================
    //
    // named.conf for Red Hat caching-nameserver
    //

    options {
    directory "/var/named";
    dump-file "/var/named/data/cache_dump.db";
    statistics-file "/var/named/data/named_stats.txt";
    /*
    * If there is a firewall between you and nameservers you want
    * to talk to, you might need to uncomment the query-source
    * directive below. Previous versions of BIND always asked
    * questions using port 53, but BIND 8.1 uses an unprivileged
    * port by default.
    */
    // query-source address * port 53;
    };

    //
    // a caching only nameserver config
    //
    controls {
    inet 127.0.0.1 allow { localhost; } keys { rndckey; };
    };

    zone "." IN {
    type hint;
    file "named.ca";
    };

    zone "localdomain" IN {
    type master;
    file "localdomain.zone";
    allow-update { none; };
    };

    zone "localhost" IN {
    type master;
    file "localhost.zone";
    allow-update { none; };
    };

    zone "0.0.127.in-addr.arpa" IN {
    type master;
    file "named.local";
    allow-update { none; };
    };

    zone "0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0 .0.0.0.0.0.0.ip6.arpa" IN {
    type master;
    file "named.ip6.local";
    allow-update { none; };
    };


    zone "255.in-addr.arpa" IN {
    type master;
    file "named.broadcast";
    allow-update { none; };
    };

    zone "0.in-addr.arpa" IN {
    type master;
    file "named.zero";
    allow-update { none; };
    };

    zone "instantaccess.org" IN {
    type master;
    file "instantaccess.db";
    };

    zone "100.97.90.in-addr.arpa" {
    type master;
    file "90.97.100.56.zone";
    };

    instantaccess.db
    ================
    instantaccess.org. IN SOA ns.instantaccess.org. admin.instantaccess.org. (
    1 ;Serial
    10800 ;Refresh after 3 hours
    3600 ;Retry after 1 hour
    604800 ;Expire after 1 week
    86400 ) ;Minimum TTL of 1 day

    ;
    ; Name Servers
    ;

    instantaccess.org. IN NS ns.instantaccess.org.

    ;
    ; Addresses for canonical names
    ;

    localhost.instantacess.org IN A 127.0.0.1
    ns.instantaccess.org IN A 90.97.100.56


    90.97.100.56.zone
    =================

    @ IN SOA ns.instantaccess.org. admin.instantaccess.org. (
    1 ; Serial
    10800 ; Refresh after 3 hours
    3600 ; Retry after 1 hour
    604800 ; Expire after 1 week
    86400 ) ; Minimum TTl of 1 day


    ;
    ; Name servers
    ;

    IN NS ns.instantaccess.org.


    ;
    ; Addresses
    ;


    56.100.97.90.IN-ADDR.ARPA. IN PTR ns.instantaccess.org.
    57.100.97.90.IN-ADDR.ARPA. IN PTR ns.instantaccess.org.

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    Most registrars want the HOSTNAME of the DNS servers, not the IP address...

    In your case that should be ns.instantaccess.org
    Blog - KB5UMQ - Linux User #272983
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    1) "It doesn't work..." is simply not useful information.
    2) Don't cross post!
    3) If you are asking for help, start by telling us your distro/os and version.

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    Ok, so when I put in ns.instantaccess.org into the registrars page it took.

    But now I am a bit confused. If my name server is resolving the "instantaccess.org" domain how will the registrar know where this server is? Isn't this a catch 22?

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    Yes, when you think of it that way, it is a catch 22.

    Your registrar will have a way to 'register nameserver' or something along that line where you can tell the registrar that you have a nameserver on that domain.

    If you use OpenSRS or GoDaddy, I can give you specific instructions on where to look for that utility, otherwise, you have to find it on your own.
    Blog - KB5UMQ - Linux User #272983
    3 Rules:
    1) "It doesn't work..." is simply not useful information.
    2) Don't cross post!
    3) If you are asking for help, start by telling us your distro/os and version.

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