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I just got myself an unmanaged Dedicated VPS from OVH and I don't have a prior experience of setting up servers or DNS servers but I followed a couple of tuts and installed webmin and created NS Zones for my Domain but now I'm having a weird issue where mxtoolbox and intodns.com are saying that no NS records are found for my Domain although I did register ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com with my domain registrar (which is Network Solutions in this case) but it still keeps failing and I am unable to access the website. I have been looking for a solution for 2 days now and I still haven't gotten one. Also, I am using CentOs 6.3. Here is my BIND config which I got from Webmin

// named.conf
// Provided by Red Hat bind package to configure the ISC BIND named(8) DNS
// server as a caching only nameserver (as a localhost DNS resolver only).
// See /usr/share/doc/bind*/sample/ for example named configuration files.
options {
listen-on port 53 {; 198.245.51.xxx;};
listen-on-v6 port 53 { ::1; };
directory   "/var/named";
dump-file   "/var/named/data/cache_dump.db";
    statistics-file "/var/named/data/named_stats.txt";
    memstatistics-file "/var/named/data/named_mem_stats.txt";
allow-query     { localhost; any; };                      ## IP Range ##
allow-transfer  { localhost; 198.245.51.xxx; };                        ## Slave     DNS IP ## 
recursion yes;
dnssec-enable yes;
dnssec-validation yes;
dnssec-lookaside auto;
/* Path to ISC DLV key */
bindkeys-file "/etc/named.iscdlv.key";
managed-keys-directory "/var/named/dynamic";
forwarders {
logging {
    channel default_debug {
            file "data/named.run";
            severity dynamic;
zone "." IN {
type hint;
file "named.ca";
include "/etc/named.rfc1912.zones";
include "/etc/named.root.key";
zone "example.org" {
type master;
file "/var/named/example.org.hosts";
allow-transfer {
also-notify {
zone "" {
type master;
file "/var/named/198.245.51.xxx.rev";

My IP table rules:-

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My hosts file:-

Do not remove the following line, or various programs
that require network functionality will fail.       localhost.localdomain localhost

198.245.51.xxx  ns1

198.245.51.xxx  example.org

198.245.51.xxx  ns1.example.org

198.245.51.xxx  ns1.example.org.

My resolv.conf file:-

namserver 198.245.51.xxx
ns1.example.org 198.245.51.xxx
ns2.example.org 8.33.137.xxx
nameserver 213.186.33.xx
search ovh.net

intodns.com results:-

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Note:- Just in case there is any confusion regarding the domain example.org, I just use this alias to mask my domain name but I'm pretty sure you guys already figured that out so just putting it out there.


My Zone File:-

$ttl 38400
example.org.    IN  SOA ns1.example.org. admin.example.org. (
        38400 )
example.org.    IN  NS  ns1.example.org.
example.org.    IN  A   198.245.51.xxx
www.example.org.    IN  A   198.245.51.xxx
ns1.example.org.    30m IN  A   198.245.51.xxx
example.org.    IN  NS  ns2.example.org.
ns2.example.org.    IN  A   8.33.137.xxx
198.245.51.xxx.example.org. IN  PTR ns1
198.245.51.xxx.example.org. IN  PTR example.org

My Zone overview:- Zone
Zone: Root zone Type: Root Zone: 0 Type: Master Zone: 0000::1 Type: Master Zone: Type: Master Zone: 198.245.51.xxx Type: Master Zone: localhost Master Zone: localhost.localdomain Type: Master Zone: example.org Type:Master;

My dig results:-

[xxxx@xxxxxx ~]# dig ns1.example.org

; <<>> DiG 9.8.2rc1-RedHat-9.8.2-0.17.rc1.el6_4.4 <<>> ns1.example.org
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 19537
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 1

;ns1.example.org.            IN      A

ns1.example.org.     1800    IN      A       198.245.51.xxx

example.org.         38400   IN      NS      ns1.example.org.
example.org.         38400   IN      NS      ns2.example.org.

ns2.example.org.     38400   IN      A       8.33.137.xxx

;; Query time: 4 msec
;; WHEN: Sat May 11 23:01:48 2013
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 100

Please let me know if you need anymore info.

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closed as too localized by jordanm, slm, vonbrand, Hauke Laging, jasonwryan May 12 '13 at 18:16

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A user on Server Fault helped me resolve this issue and I will leave the link to that here so that if anyone has the same problem in the near future, they can maybe try this fix:- serverfault.com/a/507025/173396 –  Mr.Flocker May 12 '13 at 14:11
In the future: Remember not to cross post. That is explicitely disliked. –  Hauke Laging May 12 '13 at 15:45

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