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Secondary DNS

martendevriesmartendevries Member
edited April 2019 in General Discussions
Hi! I'm trying to set up my own DNS server. The master server ( is up and running. Now I'm looking for a secondary server. I stumbled upon the following (old) comment on this forum.

Valentine said:
Hello, it depend on whether you want to do it the easy way, little harder or the hardest. As you mentioned there are tree options for domain nameservers:
  1. Your domain provider nameservers;
  2. Our ns* nameservers;
  3. Your server and a slave server as a nameserver.
The easiest way and probably the quickest is to leave your domain provider nameserver and just add record to them. The harder way is to change your domain nameservers to our ns* and add necessary record through our Domain manager. Probably the hardest way (if you do not have any control panel) is to change your domain nameservers to your server and our slave nameserver ( and then add record in your server.
As I'm trying option 3, I configured my domain ( to use as a secondary dns server.
[email protected]:~$ dig
does not return an answer, though. Did I forget to do something? Or is this secondary server no longer offered?

Thanks in advance.


  • GiedriusGiedrius Administrator
    If you are using BIND try adding this to your settings:

    notify explicit;
    also-notify {; };
    allow-transfer {; };

    it will transfer all the records to your other name server.
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