DNS help

I’m trying to set up some DNS record with below instructions but have noooo idea how to complete it in Virtualmin. I know where to go and edit the record but no idea about the rest. Any help is greatly appreciated.

– Instructions –
Enter URLs of the type in the boxes below. It is your responsibility to point the branded Nameserver domain names to our server. You can simply achieve that by adding an A record each pointing the domain names you enter below to the adjacent IP addresses mentioned. For each nameserver you will add three A records.

Additionally you will have to create Child Nameserver records for the nameservers you enter below. You must do this by using the IP Addresses adjacent to each of the nameservers below. For each Nameserver you will add 3 Child Nameserver records.

If you’re trying to use ns1.yourdomain.com and ns2.yourdomain.com as nameservers for yourdomain.com (branded nameservers), you should:

1 - create a master zone for yourdomain.com and add these A entries:


2 - delegate authority for these address specifying they’re your nameservers with these entries:

yourdomain.com. IN NS ns1.yourdomain.com.
yourdomain.com. IN NS ns2.yourdomain.com.

(please note the trailing dot at end)

3 - now, you should instruct your domain registrar where (the IPs) to find “ns1” and “ns2” for your domain name (i’s called Child Nameservers by some registrars – those which use LogicBox software panel – while others calls it as “HOSTS” addresses – like GoDaddy). Remember: it is not enough, you should go to the “Nameservers” screen and specify you to use ns1.yourdomain.com and ns2.yourdomain.com you created in the Childs/HOSTS screen.

If you want to use ns1.anyotherdomain.com and ns2.anyotherdomain.com, you will be OK following only the 2nd step (replacing ns1 and ns2 nameservers part) and defining these address as nameservers in your registrar (domain) panel.

I wish I help you.


I’m using godaddy and have ns1.xxx.com as an A record along with ns2.xxx.com.

Have included both addresses in the Host box.

Do I need to do more?

Also, do I need to tell bind of the outside world. Have seen this in other posts and it makes sense, but am still not quite clear how to do this - at least with godaddy.

Thanks for any clarification you can give this starter-upper-newbie-guy.

Thanks for your help! I just added the records as you suggested and hopefully it will all work correctly (I hope I did it correctly :).

Well, you need to register your ns1 and ns2 domains with GoDaddy if you haven’t already.

When you log into GoDaddy, choose the domain in question, and go into the “Host Summary” down on the bottom-left. There, you’ll want to setup ns1 and ns2, and their respective IP addresses.

Once you do that, you’ll be able to setup your domains to use those as nameservers.

When that is finished, go to intodns.com, and run a check on your domains to see if it’s seeing your DNS as setup correctly.