Your Own Name Servers

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Another change that I've wanted to make also involved subdomains, but with a twist. I wanted to create a subdomain of which called up a search engine on My old ISPs would not make this change - not one of them. Yet it was a simple one line entry inrepparttar nameserver. Now I can make these changes myself.

But a problem soon introduced itself. You see,repparttar 134443 name server is actually entered intorepparttar 134444 domain definition atrepparttar 134445 domain registrar. This more or less informsrepparttar 134446 internet where to find your site, email server, subdomains and so on.

Registrars require at least two name servers. My site only had one. I could have defined two by asking my dedicated hosting company for another IP address, but this had a problem. The reason for requiring two name servers is redundancy. If both IP addresses are onrepparttar 134447 same machine, then that redundancy does not exist.

I needed another name server somewhere else onrepparttar 134448 internet. A little searching and I found one.

This is a free service which allows people with exactlyrepparttar 134449 same problem that I was facing to create their own name server entries. You simply enterrepparttar 134450 domain name, your email address andrepparttar 134451 raw DNS server table forrepparttar 134452 domain. These DNS server tables are a little tricky to set up, butrepparttar 134453 service provides excellent documentation and will not allow an invalid entry to be set up.

So what do you do? You create your entries at this service, then modify your domain atrepparttar 134454 registrar to use them (wait a couple of days after defining them, however).

I believe you can use this service even if you host your site on a normal shared host (and possibly even a free host). You would need to set up your site normally and getrepparttar 134455 ISP to set up their name servers as appropriate. Once that was done, you could go to and define your own name server entries, then proceed torepparttar 134456 registrar a couple of days later to use those entries. Theoretically this should work fine.

What isrepparttar 134457 bottom line? If you are using a dedicated host or you want to gain some measure of control over your name servers, you can now do so. This will enable you to do what you need without paying high costs or begging your ISP for a favor.

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