I am inexperienced in the configuration of DNS and have an issue with dominan hosting set up.

I have two domains

'www.mydomain1.com' and 'www.mydomain2.com', with mydomain2 pointed at the same place as mydomain1.

The domains were passed to me recently by the person who previoulsy controlled them. I have an account with Fasthosts in the UK. When I accepted the domains I could not access the DNS settings and inquired with fasthosts as to why. The reply was:

The delegate hosting option for both domains were enabled and this is the reason why you were unable to find the option to edit the advanced DNS records.

I have now disabled the delegate hosting option so you can now edit the advanced DNS records for both domains in your account.

When I log into the Fasthost control panel now I can access the DNS controls but both domains have no A record or Cname record set up. I am concerned that Fasthosts have blatted the previous Nameserver entries and set me up on theirs but not added any record. 'www.mydomain1.com' currently still works but 'www.mydomain2.com' does not find the site anymore. I am worried I will lose mydomain1 to as the DNS changes filter through the system.

my webhosting is at 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/mydomain1.com/' and this is where I want both domains to point. Any advice would be much appreciated. One thing which is confusing me is that because I am on a shared server I have to put 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/mydomain1.com/' to get to my site rather than just 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx'. The form on Fasthosts for the A name record only allows an IP to be entered - does it add the mydomain1.com/ onto the end itself?

Thanks for any help given - I'm quite worried about this


  • Your probably best off asking this over at serverfault.com or even better would be superuser.com. – LiamGu Feb 2 '11 at 8:46
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    "We prefer questions here about problems or issues that affect entire websites." If this doesn't include DNS, I don't know what does... – Cerin May 31 '12 at 21:26