[RESOLVED] Linode name servers not resolving hostnames
On Friday, I transfered my primary domain tnet.com from GoDaddy to Google Domains. I am moving all of my domains away from GoDaddy.
It is now Sunday and some hostnames in that domain not resolving using Linode's name servers.
On my Linode which uses the name servers:
It is still not seeing many of the hostnames in the domain. Or at least some of them. Such as:
proten.tnet.com - which happens to be the hostname for my Linode itself.
Checking each of the Linode name servers some work, some don't.
nameserver 22.214.171.124 SERVFAIL
nameserver 126.96.36.199 SERVFAIL
nameserver 188.8.131.52 SERVFAIL
nameserver 184.108.40.206 No problems resolves
nameserver 220.127.116.11 No problems resolves
nameserver 18.104.22.168 No problems resolves
Each of the nameservers were inserted when the linode was built (recently).
Is there something wrong with the first three?
Example of a failure:
# dig proten.tnet.com ; <<>> DiG 9.10.3-P4-Debian <<>> proten.tnet.com ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 45234 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1 ;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION: ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;proten.tnet.com. IN A ;; Query time: 124 msec ;; SERVER: 22.214.171.124#53(126.96.36.199) ;; WHEN: Sun Aug 20 11:08:07 MST 2017 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 44
# dig proten.tnet.com @188.8.131.52 ; <<>> DiG 9.10.3-P4-Debian <<>> proten.tnet.com @184.108.40.206 ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 51325 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1 ;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION: ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;proten.tnet.com. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: proten.tnet.com. 2598 IN A 220.127.116.11 ;; Query time: 0 msec ;; SERVER: 18.104.22.168#53(22.214.171.124) ;; WHEN: Sun Aug 20 11:09:43 MST 2017 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 60
I know I can change the order of the name servers and even remove the first three, but I think something is wrong that I am not seeing.
I've dealt with it by moving nameservers that work up on the list, but curious what the issue is as it is still happening on the other ones.
> I went through and got everything resolved. Looks like all of the domains are good to go. Let us know if you have any other questions!
Not clear what they had to resolve though. All of the supplied nameservers now work.
I think part of the answer is that it's a bad idea to move both registrar and nameservers at the same time. I would have suggested moving nameservers first (ie change godaddy to point to linode nameservers), wait a couple days for that to propagate around. Then after that move registrar from godaddy to google.
For some reason I had not thought of setting up DNS here on Linode even though it is not hosted here. In most cases this has not been an issue since the name servers used were pointing to the web host's DNS servers.
I obviously can't use Google domains to setup the zone first.. but the method you mention should work much smother.
I don't use registrar and web hosting with the same company.
I've got one more large zone to move and will give that a shot.