Hostname, Nameserver WHM

Oct 2, 2008

I have a dedicated server with WHM 11.23.2. I am in the process of "attempting" to change the hostname for a group of websites and also the nameservers.

Let's say for practical senses that these were the old details:
Nameservers: and

I changed in the following sections of WHM..

Server Configuration -> Basic cPanel/WHM Setup -> Hostname to

and then...

Networking Setup -> Hostname to

and then...

Server Configuration -> Basic cPanel/WHM Setup -> Primary Nameserver to and then...

Server Configuration -> Basic cPanel/WHM Setup -> Secondary Nameserver to


Networking Setup -> Nameserver IPs. I deleted the old ones and created the two new ones: and

I have double checked that this information is still there. Obviously is listed as a domain/account. However, was naturally the first one associated with this server.

I performed a server reboot, apache reset etc.

This was three days ago. I assumed it had all changed over. Until I (stupidly) remembered that I hadn't changed the goDaddy information to point to these new nameservers. I panicked thinking all the sites (six of them) would be down. However, they weren't. When I tried to change the nameserver information for a domain in goDaddy it came back with errors... it would only accept and

So, I did a tracert to the IP address of the server and indeed it comes back as Every domain is associated with that static IP.

I can't even find anywhere where is listed within the WHM. All the new values are listed... so, where is it pulling this from? I thought the reset of the server (as a graceful reboot) would resolve this issue.. it hasn't. I've rebooted twice and awaited the thirty minutes for everything to get back online. No success.

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Aug 11, 2008


The zone for the root domain is missing, or could not be read. The ip address will be read from the webserver configuration and a new zone will be created for this subdomain. Bind reconfiguring on smpl using rndc Error reconfiguring bind on smpl: rndc: connect failed: connection refused
Created DNS entry for

Is the error i get when i try to add a entry for one of my nameservers.

I have cPanel on a CentOS 5.1 VPS

I am still pretty new to CentOS

how would i go about adding a zone and if somebody cpuld point me to a place where i can read exactly what it is and how to set it up i would be very grateful

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i spent quite some time, but its just not working.

i own a domain called

now i give hostname as
and in my registrar i have added and ns2, and to the ip addresses that were bound to my VPS.

now when i go to cpanel setup, and add, it will binditself to my main server public IP.

when i add ns2 and ns3, it will not work.

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Nov 3, 2007

I currently have a domain registered at

the domain is

I've ordered a VPS at, they given me WHT VPS Pro, Cpanel, LXadmin contrtol panel.

quote from e-mail
Custom DNS Server Addresses
The custom DNS addresses you should set for your domain to use are:
Primary DNS: ns1
Secondary DNS: ns2

You will have to login to your registrar and find the area where you can specify both of your custom name server addresses.

After adding these custom nameservers to your domain registrar control panel, it will take 24 to 48 hours for your domain to delegate authority to your DNS server. Once this has taken effect, your DNS server has control over the DNS records for the domains which use your custom name server addresses.

they didn't give me any nameserver DNS....

How can i get my domain hosted onto my VPS asap? Step by step instructions really needed. thank you.

Also, i have 2 free IPS.

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Apr 4, 2008

1) I use DNSMadeEasy for a couple of my important domains so I can utilize their failover service.

2) I use my own nameservers for everyone else.

At my register (GoDaddy) I've added host entries to my domain (let's call it for ALL of my nameservers: DNSMadeEasy and mine. For example here are my host entries:

1) = (DNSMadeEasy)
2) = (DNSMadeEasy)
3) = (DNSMadeEasy)
4) = (DNSMadeEasy)
5) = (DNSMadeEasy)
6) = (mine)
7) = (mine)

At the register I've then configured to use the first five nameservers for itself, the DNSMadeEasy nameservers.

For less critical sites that I host I simply point them to and, my nameservers.

Now, here's the twist. If I use dig to look up I get:

[root@lax1 ~]# dig +trace

; <<>> DiG 9.3.3rc2 <<>> +trace
;; global options: printcmd
;; Received 228 bytes from in 1 ms

net. 172800 IN NS
net. 172800 IN NS
;; Received 497 bytes from in 74 ms 172800 IN NS 172800 IN NS 172800 IN NS 172800 IN NS 172800 IN NS
;; Received 225 bytes from in 125 ms 1800 IN CNAME 75 IN A 86400 IN NS 86400 IN NS 86400 IN NS 86400 IN NS 86400 IN NS 86400 IN NS
;; Received 276 bytes from in 68 ms
BUT, if I lookup the nameserver ( I get:

[root@lax1 ~]# dig +trace

; <<>> DiG 9.3.3rc2 <<>> +trace
;; global options: printcmd
;; Received 228 bytes from in 1 ms

net. 172800 IN NS
net. 172800 IN NS
;; Received 497 bytes from in 115 ms 172800 IN A 172800 IN NS 172800 IN NS 172800 IN NS 172800 IN NS 172800 IN NS
;; Received 241 bytes from in 151 ms

What I've realized is that the actual IP addresses for nameserver host entries come from a higher level server than my own, in this case I guess this makes sense but I just hadn't realized it before. It looks like I don't even need to have record entries in my DNS records for the host nameservers.

Now for the question. Can I:

1) Remove my custom host nameserver entries from my register.

2) Add entries in my DNSMadeEasy records to specify the location of and

3) Use the failover provided by DNSMadeEasy to also fail-over my DNS entries for my nameservers?

I know this would require one more hop if it works but it would allow me to provide failover ability to fifty domains without having to purchase the extra domains at DNSMadeEasy.

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Secondary Nameserver: (A entry =

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