ZoneEdit as Slave DNS?

mawann

New Member
I have one Master DNS. For example: ns1.mydomain.com

How to setup dns1.zoneedit.com and dns2.zoneedit.com as Slaves?

The result is:
ns1.mydomain.com (Primary)
dns1.zoneedit.com (Slave)
dns2.zoneedit.com (Slave)
 

Chris Cherry

Mr. Happy To Help You.
You can configure us to Slave off your Primary NS by managing your domain name and clicking the "DNS Settings" tab.

Look for the "primary NS" link on the Secondary Information line.

You'll be required to add the IP of the nameserver we're slaving off and then enter our IP's into the ACL for your nameserver as shown on the Edit Primary Name Servers page.

Make sure your primary zone's serial number is higher than ours for it to sync.
 

liaweitzel

New Member
I have a question about using zoneedit edit servers as a slave for my own DNS server.
Zoneedit doesn't support ALIAS/ANAME records in its user interface but I need that so
slaving is probably the only way.

Anyway, I looked it up in the forum and the answer on how to slave doesn't make sense
for me.

The title is "ZoneEdit as Slave DNS?". The response said:

You can configure us to Slave off your Primary NS by managing your domain name
and clicking the "DNS Settings" tab.

Look for the "primary NS" link on the Secondary Information line.

However, when I try that, there is no primary NS link.

I see:

Free DNS | Status: Domain Parked! Have the DNS Settings Been Entered?
DNS Information SOA | A | CNAME | MX
Advanced DNS Records IPv6 | SRV | TXT | NS | NAPTR | CAA | Other
GeoDNS enable GeoDNS
Dynamic DNS DYN
Forwarding URL | STEALTH

So I can't follow those instructions. What do I do?

Many thanks for any help.
 

Chris Cherry

Mr. Happy To Help You.
My apologies, I should have pointed out that Secondary DNS services are available on Paid DNS only. You would need to purchase Credits, then have us upgrade the DNS service for your domain from Free to Paid. Paid DNS = 1 credit per month. Click "Credits" in the left-hand menu to see the different amounts/rates.

If you do purchase credits, the "Get Support" page (which is a link in the left-hand menu of your control panel) will change to an email form which you can contact our support team directly (no more posting in the forum!). Just let us know you need "yourdomain.tld" upgraded to the paid service.

(EDIT) Note: We do support ANAME records. You set it up by editing the "CNAME" section and adding "@" as the host for your record. Our system will automatically grab the IP address of the target hostname and respond to queries as an A Record with that IP.
 
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liaweitzel

New Member
Hi again,

Sorry to bother but I am failing to understand your instructions for ANAME
funtionality.

Instead of slaving, I've added the following records (kind of) in the Streamlined editor:

@ CNAME @project.github.io.
www CNAME project.org.au.

It seems to save it OK but then, when I go back to look at it, it looks like:

@ CNAME project.org.au.
www CNAME project.org.au.

It has discarded the first CNAME value: "@project.github.io." and replaced
it with the value of the other CNAME record.

Could you please supply more detailed ANAME instructions please?

Many thanks.

P.S. This probably needs a new title.
 

liaweitzel

New Member
I think the "@project.github.io." should be "project.github.io." (without the "@").
The "@" is only in the left-hand-side host section (as you said).
That seems to remain after saving it. Is that correct?
 

Chris Cherry

Mr. Happy To Help You.
Correct, the ANAME would be:

Host: @
Address: project.github.io.
 
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