Hi Daniel,

On 27/12/2010 02:06, Daniel Case wrote:
Hi guys,

I am planning to resell hosting accounts on my VPS to businesses as part of a web design and programming job that I do now. However, I appear to be having some problems with bind9, and setting up my own nameservers. I originally thought that a domain translates to an IP and that was the end of it.

This is what I know so far:
-I need 2 subdomains, ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com

It doesn't answer your question, but having dabbled in a similar area myself I did arrive at some conclusions:

Unless you have very specific requirements or plan to register a /lot/ of domains or make frequent updates, I'd recommend sticking with the registrar's DNS servers.

For example I have many domains at 123-reg.co.uk, they have a simple web interface for updating DNS records, and their charges compared to the raw underlying cost of the domain are pretty ridiculously low. They'll deal with all the bind setup, providing multiple servers on separate networks, etc.

Obviously you may well have already considered this and maybe it won't work for you, but I thought it worthy of a mention.