Hi guys, I use the registrar 1and1 which does not support 2 glue records with the same IP address. I would like to set up secondary DNS servers on Digital Ocean but the link to the old guide is broken.
Can somebody give me a hand and perhaps turn this thread into the new guide for others to benefit?
@zibow May I ask your intended use of your domain? Will you have a separate web server serving a www page for your domain, or are you planning to only use email and perhaps a simple static web page that you will host on the MiaB server?
I already have multiple domains hosted on a different digital ocean droplet. MiaB is serving their DNS and email fine despite only being able to point one glue record at my MiaB in my domain registrar and having to use their own DNS servers as my secondary entry (despite all those records being wrong in order to be able to save my custom DNS server settings with my MiaB ns1 in first place).
I used to be able to point both glue records at the same IP for years but they made some change and it was no longer supported. Since then, I can no longer access my MiaB by box.mydomain.com/admin . I can only access by IP/admin. The A record pointing to box.mydomain.com seems to not work since their change.
I think this should work for 1and1…to be honest they became more and more a pain in my butt as a registrar and hosting service, so I dropped them about a year ago for almost all of my domains. But anyway, If you’re already paying for DO, you might as well use them as your second name server.
On the Networking panel at DO, add your domain, set your A record to the IP of the server where you’re hosting MIAB and then add two NS records there, one for ns1.box.domain.com, and one for ns1.digitalocean.com. Go ahead and set your MX records there too, but if you’re letting MIAB do the rest of the DNS, you shouldn’t have to worry about anything else.
Then update that at 1and1 with your two servers and you should be all set.