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So I've got a VPS, and registered a domain name and I want to have the domain point to the VPS.

I have installed and configured BIND9 (on the VPS that the domain should point to). If I ping my domain from that VPS, it all works as expected and I get a response back (from itself).

EDIT: This only seems to work when I ping, not just - why would this be?

Trouble is, the Internet doesn't appear to have learned about this change and if I ping the domain from any other server or computer, I just get host not found or something.

Is there something I need to configure to get the DNS records to spread over the Internet?


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Your domain registrar has to list your vm's IP as the authoritative source of the domain name. – Ярослав Рахматуллин Nov 5 '12 at 21:15
This is what I thought, but I contacted them and they said I had the option to either install my own DNS server or buy one from them... I guess I'll get back in contact and tell them I have my own, so they should do what you said? – Nick Duffell Nov 5 '12 at 21:40
Yes. A domain name must point at some IP (DNS server). You don't need to buy a DNS server from them because you have it. So all you need is for them to forward all requests for your domain name to your VM's IP. – Ярослав Рахматуллин Nov 5 '12 at 21:46

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