DNS lookup for a .com domain using a .ca name server.

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Kyle, May 30, 2005.

  1. Kyle

    Kyle Guest

    Hi all,

    I have a little problem. Currently I am running windows 2000. I have
    configured my DNS, and IIS server and have been running three web sites for
    some time now. All have worked fine.

    Recently I have added a new domain. No matter what I try, the DNS server
    will not reoslve the domain. If I use any name server on the net to do a
    nslookup, it resolves to my dns server. If I try to ping the domain on my
    server, it fials. It acts as if it doesn't even know what .com domain is?

    I have checked and rechecked that all the settings are correct. The only
    thing I can think of that might even cause the probelm is all my current
    websites, including the name servers domain are .ca domains. The new domain
    is a .com. Could this be the issue.

    I know when I first registered my .ca domain I had to request it be made
    into a nameserver. Is there some kind of registration I must go thorugh to
    also host a .com?

    The fact that the name it'self won't reoslve would seem to rule out any
    problem, at least for right now, with the IIS portion of the equation.

    As a little background. I have configured a new primary xone for the .com
    address. Also, I have confirmed that all the items within the xone point to
    the prper IP ect.

    If not, does anyone have any ideas on what might be the problem?
    Kyle, May 30, 2005
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  2. In Kyle <> posted this:

    Read inline.
    Ping would not be the tool for testing this.
    The best tool for testing public resolution is www.dnsreport.com
    As long as the DNS server's name and IP have glue at one of the gTLD servers
    you should have resolution. Though, it is recommended to use a .com or .net
    registered DNS server for .com domains, it prevents other DNS server from
    having to go to other gTLD servers to get the IP of your DNS servers.
    You should create a glue record using your .com domain name with your
    Most registrars have a link for creating Glue records for your name servers.
    The simple resolution would be to register your DNS server's name and IP
    with the com TLD servers. But even with a .ca registered name server it
    should work, it would be slower, but it should work.
    For me to tell you what the exact problem is I will need the domain name.

    Best regards,
    Kevin D4 Dad Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]
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