Procedure to Change Nameservers

bmanning at bmanning at
Thu Sep 18 21:57:35 CDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 07:31:37PM -0400, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> ----- "Crist Clark" <Crist.Clark at> wrote:
> > I want to change the nameservers for a bunch of domains. Really,
> > all I want to do is change the IP address, but it seems easier
> > just to change both the name and IP to avoid any possibility of
> > confusion. However, I am not "physically" moving the services.
> > These are the same physical servers, just an additional IP address
> > assigned to the appropriate interface. I want to do this the
> > "right" way.
> > Not really too bad. At least we don't have to send in host
> > record templates anymore.
> In fact, some registrars do require that they have the new zone nameserver
> names and IP addresses registered, at least with themselves, and if it's a 
> new zone, you may not be able to put them inside the zone on first setup;
> Domain Discover just did this to me on a change, and I believe I've had the
> latter happen to me as well: the automated system wanted to *validate* the
> IP to name mapping in... um, DNS.
> For a new domain.
> Which wasn't up yet.
> <sigh>
> Cheers,
> -- jra

	well, wearing my oldschool hat, the service should be working on the 
authoritative servers -prior- to asking the parent to jump in - do some work - and
send me a bill.  validation can work just fine w/ address literals.


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