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Automating DNS with Plesk 8.6 & GoDaddy

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by mariano81, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. mariano81

    mariano81 New Pleskian

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    Hi, I am taking the leap in taking full advantage of Plesk's DNS Nameserver capabilities. But I have failed. :(

    Below are the steps that I took within a two day period. I will backtrack my steps as clear as I can, because I know I am close, and maybe, i just missed a step.





    In Plesk 8.6 Control Panel
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    STEP 1- 48 hours ago, I've allocated two unused exclusive IPs, lets say "111.111.111.111" and "222.222.222.222".




    In GoDaddy.com
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    STEP 1- Then I buy a domain at godaddy, lets call it "MyNewDomain.com"


    STEP 2- Five minutes later, I login to godaddy edit to aspects MyNewDomain.com.

    STEP 3- On the the lower left of the screen (at "Domains >> Details: MyNewDomain.com") I see an empty box that says "Host Summary (add)". I click on "add", which brings me to a screen that says: "Set Host and IP Addresses".

    There under "Host name:" i put "ns1", and under "Host IP1", i put
    my exclusive ip "111.111.111.111". This should result in ns1.MyNewDomain.com pointing to 111.111.111.111. I push "OK".


    STEP 5- I repeat the previous step do the same to point NS2.MyNewDomain.com to 222.222.222.222.

    STEP 6- Then I click on "Nameservers", and I choose "Custom nameservers (I host my domains elsewhere.)" and I replace GoDaddy's name servers with mine (ns1.MyNewDomain.com and ns2.MyNewDomain.com).

    STEP 7- Lastly, In order to see if my configuration will work, I want to test it an old domain that I host in plesk. i go to "Domains >> Details: OldDomain.com" , and I replace those name servers (which are my hosting company's dns name servers) with my newly created:
    "ns1.MyNewDomain.com and ns2.MyNewDomain.com".





    In Plesk 8.6 Control Panel
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    STEP 8- I login to Plesk, and go to to "Server > DNS Settings

    STEP 9- I click on "Switch On".

    STEP 10- I add these two new ns records:
    "<domain>. NS ns1.MyNewDomain.com " and " <domain>. ns2.MyNewDomain.com".

    STEP 11- I click on "SOA" ("Server > DNS > ") at and I check "DNS zone serial number format".

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    STEP 12- I create a new physical hosting account for for "MyNewDomain.com", and I assign it a shared IP, lets say "123.123.123.123".

    STEP 13- I go to "Domains > MyNewDomain.com > DNS Settings".

    STEP 14- I click on "Switch On".

    STEP 15- I add the following records:

    ns1.MyNewDomain.com. NS MyNewDomain.com.
    ns2.MyNewDomain.com. NS MyNewDomain.com.
    ns1.MyNewDomain.com. A 111.111.111.111
    ns2.MyNewDomain.com. A 222.222.222.222


    STEP 16- I click on "SOA" at and I check "DNS zone serial number format".





    A full day Later (35 hours to be precise)
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    STEP 17- I go to the OldDomain.com on my internet browser (see Step 7) to test my name configuration and IT DID NOT WORK (It doesn't ping either). I failed somewhere in the steps.


    What do you guys think?
     
  2. jwdick

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    Change to this:



    MyNewDomain.com. NS ns.1MyNewDomain.com.
    MyNewDomain.com. NS ns2.MyNewDomain.com.
    ns1.MyNewDomain.com. A 111.111.111.111
    ns2.MyNewDomain.com. A 222.222.222.222


    If you cannot ping ip 111.111.111.111 or 222.222.222.222, are you sure you do not have blockage at your firewall? You should be able to ping these ips.
     
  3. atomicturtle

    atomicturtle Golden Pleskian

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    Caching maybe, how long did you wait before testing it? It could take up to 48 hours
     
  4. mariano81

    mariano81 New Pleskian

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    Success! Thank you jwdick! Its working awsome!
     
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