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Objective to be achieved: To access the server using a name server.xyz.com.

I've a domain xyz.com and a server behind a router. Also, I've configured my server with dyndns. On executing the following command

dig xyz.com

I get this output:

; <<>> DiG 9.8.2rc1-RedHat-9.8.2-0.17.rc1.el6_4.4 <<>> xyz.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 5351
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available

;xyz.com.       IN  A

xyz.com.    1800    IN  SOA ns1.mydyndns.org. zone-admin.dyndns.com. 2013052111 10800 1800 604800 1800

;; Query time: 180 msec
;; WHEN: Wed May 22 17:44:28 2013
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 106


ping google.com

gives me

ping: unknown host google.com









I've also configured my dlink router to update public ipaddress with dyndns, using Dynamic DNS configuration in the router.

Have I configured dns properly? Also, I'm not being able to access internet after the configuration.

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Sounds like your outgoing DNS is incorrect if you can't resolve external websites. –  Travis May 22 '13 at 17:10
Travis, I figured it out. I had not configured the nameservers with my domain registrar. Thanks for trying to help. –  FireAndIce May 23 '13 at 7:37

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In my dyndns account, the delegation status showed Incorrect. This implied that I had not configured the nameservers with my domain registrar, the site from where I bought my domain.

On doing the needful, the delegation status changed to Correct. Please note, it did not require me to modify my resolv.conf

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