seeking pointers on the topic of 'name server registration'

Jimmy Hess mysidia at
Tue Aug 16 03:37:05 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Brian Reichert <reichert at> wrote:
> One of these registrars (NetSol) introduces a topic I've never been
> aware of before, this concept of 'name server registration'.
> Web searching shows me several hits along the lines of 'how to
> register namesevers with registrar X', but I can't find a treatment

Well... the way you register nameservers is called  "Host Registration".
A registered host is a nameserver,  and the result is  the creation of
glue for the hostname.

If you want NS1.EXAMPLE.COM to be a nameserver for  and;  first of all,
the "host registration" /  "make this hostname a nameserver" operation
is to be done through the
registrar that EXAMPLE.COM is registered with   (  Not the registrar
of any other domain you want  to host   such as

Without a   host registration, there is no  'A'  glue record in the
TLD zone for the DNS server's hostname,
so it can't really be a proper nameserver  -- at least not for the
domain it lives under.

Last  I checked,  registrars won't allow an unregistered host to be
listed a nameserver for other domains either.

Once you've registered a host such as  NS1.EXAMPLE.COM  and have the A
record in your
zone;  you should be able to list that as the nameserver for any
domain,  with any registrar,
without any further or repeat registrations of that host.

If you have an ancient NSOL domain registration and need to update the
IP address in a host registration,
the important thing   is initially to keep the existing server in full
operation, update the NS
and A records  of the nameservers, and esp.  the one referred by the SOA.

I'm not sure if  NetSol  will still query your zone and eventually
update their data;  at one time,  if you had sufficient patience,
that could happen.

Most likely you will  need to either login to their website and find
the appropriate
section where DNS server  IP addresses can be changed  (which if I recall,
will require  quite a bit of patience,  to figure out where just the
right option is hidden
in small print/de-emphasized somewhere obscure on the page).

Or call  NetSol support and  tell them you need the details of your host
registrations fixed,  if that's the case.


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