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namecheap requires nsx.domain.tld #204

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wraithgar opened this issue Sep 22, 2014 · 19 comments · Fixed by mail-in-a-box/mailinabox.email#63
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namecheap requires nsx.domain.tld #204

wraithgar opened this issue Sep 22, 2014 · 19 comments · Fixed by mail-in-a-box/mailinabox.email#63

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@wraithgar
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@wraithgar wraithgar commented Sep 22, 2014

It would appear that namecheap does not allow glue records for anything other than ns1/2/etc on top of the main domain. So the example ns1.box.occams.info is not possible to set up. Is there a way to set the SOA records to something else or has someone figured out how to make glue records in namecheap go to anything other than nsx.domain.tld?

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@nstanke nstanke commented Sep 22, 2014

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@wraithgar wraithgar commented Sep 22, 2014

@nstanke is your server hostname just your domain name then? That video showed setting up ns1.nctutorial.com. I would need to set up something like ns1.mail.nctutorial.com, since I installed mailinabox on a server w/ a subdomain name.

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@nstanke nstanke commented Sep 22, 2014

@wraithgar nope, it is ns1.box.mydomain.biz - Just enter ns1.box in the 6th host.domain field.

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@wraithgar wraithgar commented Sep 22, 2014

Ah ok that 6th field ran out of space for me :/ I guess I didn't pick a succinct enough hostname.

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@wraithgar wraithgar commented Sep 22, 2014

Going into dev tools and removing the maxlength on the 6th field on namecheap allowed me to enter whatever I wanted. What a great UI experience that was.

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@JoshData JoshData commented Sep 22, 2014

Yikes. Glad you figured it out.

@aboutaaron
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@aboutaaron aboutaaron commented Nov 19, 2014

@wraithgar do you perchance remember where the dev tools are in namecheap? I'm having the same issue you are and cannot seem to add ns1.box to my nameserver.

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@dhpiggott dhpiggott commented Nov 19, 2014

@aboutaaron I think @wraithgar means use your browser's dev tools.

@brylie
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@brylie brylie commented Sep 30, 2015

Namecheap have recently re-designed their contrl panel, and now the form validation appears to be done on the server. I.e. it will not allow me to create a sub-subdomain nameserver.

@JoshData JoshData reopened this Sep 30, 2015
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@0x27 0x27 commented Oct 11, 2015

Anyone found a workaround for this? I left them a support ticket today, hoping they have a fix of some variety...

@n-s-k
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@n-s-k n-s-k commented Apr 12, 2016

@0x27 I think I did.

In Advanced DNS > Personal DNS Server > Register Nameserver:
-Nameserver type: ns1.box (then press Enter)
-IP Address: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
then click Done.

Now the trick, to see your entry, in Find Nameservers select Custom Nameserver and enter in Host : ns1.box.example.com with example.com the name of your domain, then press Search. You should see the new entry below.

@brylie
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@brylie brylie commented Apr 13, 2016

@n-s-k nice work :-)

@JoshData would this be alright to include in the documentation?

@brylie
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@brylie brylie commented Apr 13, 2016

I went ahead and added @n-s-k's instructions to the mail-in-a-box FAQ

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@JoshData JoshData commented Apr 13, 2016

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@nordurljosahvida nordurljosahvida commented Aug 24, 2016

I have a .cx domain and I verified with my registrar that the CX registry doesn't allow fourth level glue records. Therefore I had to set it up as such:

glue records:
ns1.domain.cx ip.ad.dre.ss
ns2.domain.cx ip.ad.dre.ss

nameservers:
ns1.domain.cx
ns2.domain.cx

Now intodns.com marks my domain as having a mismatch between the parent and mailinabox nameservers. Is there any way to override the NS settings on mailinabox? I know it still works, but it's not a 100% clean configuration without the override.

I read your comment on this thread. Do I understand correctly that if I use the ns1.domain.cx ns2.domain.cx method I should avoid pointing domain.cx to a separate server?

Thank you for your brilliant work.

@JoshData
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@JoshData JoshData commented Aug 24, 2016

if I use the ns1.domain.cx ns2.domain.cx method I should avoid pointing domain.cx to a separate server?

The box won't let you do it - it would break everything.

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@nordurljosahvida nordurljosahvida commented Aug 25, 2016

Ok thank you I understand. How about the ovverride? I also added back secondary DNS and noticed that it too [of course] takes the config from MiaB so I have:

parent ns [CX registry] :
ns1.domain.cx
puck.nether.net

MiaB:
ns1.mb.domain.cx
puck.nether.net

Puck:
ns1.mb.domain.cx
puck.nether.net

How can I add NS records on MiaB?

Thanks

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@nordurljosahvida nordurljosahvida commented Aug 31, 2016

Any ideas? Thanks again!

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@viogq viogq commented Sep 18, 2019

my idea is: scrap namecheap, use cloudns.net instead

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