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I have a bind9 installation on my Debian Wheezy install. On this install I have a DNS-server which acts as the SOA for a domain, My name server is also on the same domain, (see excerpt from below). This has been achieved by glue records at my hosting provider).

Now I want to add another domain, to this bind9 installation, so that it is the master DNS-server for both domains.

I already have:

(from named.conf)

zone "" {
    type master;
    file "/etc/bind/";


$TTL    604800
@       IN      SOA (
                      1         ; Serial
                 604800         ; Refresh
                  86400         ; Retry
                2419200         ; Expire
                 604800 )       ; Negative Cache TTL
@       IN      NS

Now, I tried to add another zone entry in named.conf and a file (corresponding to the But that leads to bind failing to start.

  • What is missing? Does the delegation (by ISP) of the domain have to be done before adding it to my DNS-server?
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Whatever the problem is, is local to your machine. Unfortunately it's not possible to say what the problem is, since you don't show us the new (non-working) configuration or the error message you get when trying to load it. – Calle Dybedahl Sep 21 at 14:28

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