Host company website inhouse

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Our company would like to host our website inhouse as opposed to paying a company for hosting. When attempting to change the domain's nameservers at the registrar it says that the nameservers do not exist. Am I running the "wrong" kind of nameservers to accomplish this task?

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What operating system are you running?

You need to have DNS running on your name servers as well as proper records for your domain. On your registrar you need to point the SOA (Server of Authority) to your self hosted machine.

We would need more information to go into a step by step but your registar should have a FAQ or How to guide on this.

Get back to me if you want more specific help for your platform.

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  • Wrobinson
    The name servers that you intend to use must be online at the time that you intend to register them. Make sure that they can be reached from the Internet through any firewall that you may be using. DNS uses port 53 (TCP and UDP) for communication. You should also make sure that all of the DNS zone records are in place on your name servers because once the registrar updates its database, queries for information related to your domain will be forwarded to the name servers in question. If they are not up and running or reachable from the Internet, your site will for all intents and purposes be down.
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