Two DNS servers with one IP address

Scott Kupferschmidt sk at
Tue Jun 17 19:55:20 PDT 2003


It certainly is possible to register two nameservers with the same IP
address.  While it serves no real purpose to do so, if you require 2 NS's
then you can.  Check with your registrar.  We do that here on our virtual
servers just because it's easier and really, if the server goes down,
that's it.  No point in having the DNS up if the entire server is down for

The exception to the rule is where we have other NS's for everything else
that is redundant, especially for dedicated customers.  Hope this helps


Scott Kupferschmidt
ISPrime, Inc.
866.502.4678 ext. 3
AIM: Scott ISPrime - ICQ: 174337249

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Alfonso Romero wrote:

> Well, I wondered if it could be possible to have a primary and a secondary
> nameserver with only one public IP address, sort of like virtual domains on
> apache...
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kirk Strauser" <kirk at>
> To: <freebsd-questions at>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 9:21 PM
> Subject: Re: Two DNS servers with one IP address
> At 2003-06-18T01:52:42Z, Alfonso Romero <ibac at> writes:
> > Is it possible to have two DNS servers with only one public IP
> > address?
> What would be the point?  Put another way: what are you trying to achieve?
> -- 
> Kirk Strauser
> In Googlis non est, ergo non est.
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