Owndomain as nameserver
I have a small question, I have a domain with hostgator, and a linode here (obviously). When I do a who.is on my domain, I get ns1.linode.com and ns2.linode.com, etc (Again, obviously, these are the nameservers)
How can I get these to read ns1.go-techo.com and ns2.go-techo.com, without too much trouble?
Since you qualified your question with "without too much trouble", then the answer is easy: leave things as they are. There's nothing weird or unusual about having third-party DNS. If you really want to run and maintain your own nameserver, it can be done, but it's really not necessary.
If this is the tinkerer's urge, Tux.ice, your efforts are much better spent elsewhere before tackling DNS. Trust me, it's not one of the fun things to deal with, and when you're done, all you have is what you started with. There are much more fun, useful, and productive things to learn. Like, say, anything else.
> Trust me, it's not one of the fun things to deal with, and when you're done, all you have is what you started with.
…And that's if one gets it all running correctly.
Nonetheless, if you have a spare linode there's nothing to stop you setting up NSD or Bind (chrooted) just to tinker with, but without registering it as a nameserver for your domain. But honestly, you'll soon see that DNS is a great deal more complex and cantankerous than it might appear.
From the point of view of business credibility (which is possibly what you're getting at) – IMHO, customers neither notice nor care whether you're using your own nameservers or a third party. Everything else is far, far more important.
Actually, yes, Im looking at this from a business POV. As advised, I will not setup an NS atm. However, it can legally be done on a linode, correct?
Nothing illegal with running a DNS server. Hell, my ISP still happily resolves bittorrent sites, though they are all the rave in the news as promoting copyright infringement. I love net neutrality.