What does one call name server registration?

Al Plant noc at hdk5.net
Wed Jul 15 19:24:51 UTC 2009

Michael David Crawford wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having a problem making myself clear to my domain name registrar's 
> tech support.
> I have set up djbdns on a couple of my own servers, and want them 
> registered AS name servers with whoever handles such registration.
> Most registrars allow one to just enter their hostnames and IPs and they 
> take care of it automagically.
> But my once-beloved registrar HJ Linnen just outsourced all their 
> registration services to NameScout, and they haven't got a clue.
> When I looked into it in my account page at NameScout, they said to 
> email tech support, so I did.
> And tech support replied with the end-user instructions for assigning 
> name servers to the domains one has registered with them.  That's not 
> what I want.
> What I have are two pairs in the following format:
> a.ns.example.com
> b.ns.example.com
> I would like a domain to be able to set its name servers to be 
> a.ns.example.com and b.ns.example.com, and then when that domain is 
> resolved the lookup is delegated to either or
> What is the process called, of registering such name servers?  If I can 
> tell NameScout support to do that for me, possibly they can get 
> themselves a clue on my behalf.
> Thanks!
> Mike


You can use Dotster to register any server right from the web-interface. 
No people no nothing to deal with. Doesn't your registrar have that service?


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