Re: [AMBER] DNS manipulations

From: Ross Walker <>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 10:10:31 -0700

The domain is still on freeparking's IPSTAG so they are still the official registrar of the domain (i.e. who have permission to update the top level .org domain servers record for the primary and secondary name servers for this domain) - although I have the certificate of domain ownership so that could be transferred if necessary to a different registrar but for the time being I just went into freeparking's admin interface and changed the primary and secondary domain servers for the domain to be SDSC's servers. Then I had SDSC create the necessary entries on their servers.

Essentially how it works is that a DNS query goes to the central top level .org DNS server and looks up who is the authority for the name, in this case freeparking and then checks against that account which DNS servers should serve for this name. It's the listing of which DNS servers that freeparking says run that I changed.

For now it looks to be working. The underlying issue is that there are 4 freeparking domain servers labelled ns1,ns2,n3,ns4 and the other domains I have with them are all okay and work fine. Weirdly the domain server ended up getting listed as ns19 and ns20 which don't exist. I tried changing that to ns1,2,3,4 but those servers just redirect queries to ns19 and 20 and the management interface for freeparking doesn't provide any way to edit the entries for on ns 1 to 4. Not sure how the change to ns19 / 20 happened, sounds like a bug in their script to me, but now at least we have what should be a more reliable alternative.

All the best

> On May 19, 2015, at 5:06 AM, David A Case <> wrote:
> On Mon, May 18, 2015, Ross Walker wrote:
>> I have now moved the DNS servers for from our original host
>> to SDSC which should be substantially more reliable. Please try running:
> Just curious: how did you do this? (i.e. how did you get freeparking to not
> be involved? Aren't they still "renting" the domain name to you?)
> ....dac
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