Techy: DNS – Fingers Crossed

November 7th, 2002 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

I’ve just requested that Network Solutions change the DNS servers of one of my domains to point to Name Servers I have direct control of (previously they were pointing at my web host’s NS’s, but I wanted a bit more control over the entries – making sub domains etc etc.

Thing is, although I’ve tested the DNS setup (and had it running on 4 other domain names for over a month), I’m still slightly nervous about this switch over. Mainly because if the DNS goes tits-up (which it shouldn’t do), then my website and main email address are off-line for 24 hours until I switch the DNS servers back. Well, fingers crossed – nothings gone wrong so far in the last few hours (the change over happened around 3 hours ago), I see no reason how it could go wrong, but… Just call me “Richy – the paranoid humanoid”.

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This means that, despite my best intentions, it may no longer be accurate.

This blog holds over 12 years of archived content - during that time, I may have changed my opinion of something, technology will have advanced (and old "best standards" may no longer be the case), my technology "know how" has improved etc etc - it would probably take me a considerable amount of time to update all the archival entries: and defeat the point of keeping them anyway.

Please take these posts for what they are: a brief look into my past, my history, my journey and "caveat emptor".

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