Adventures in DNS-land
Ack! So I was trying to switch my PairNIC-hosted domain over to DynDNS's Custom DNS service last week. I thought all was well, since I followed the directions exactly. As it was, it really only consisted of "Set your domain's nameservers to ns[1-5].mydyndns.org". So I did that, then left for a few days. Come back and I see that it failed miserably, and took 36 hours or so to switch back to ZoneEdit. Grr. The only thing I noticed was that ?PairNIC's control panel appeared to randomize the order of the nameserver addresses I entered, and ?DynDNS had a note in the docs stating that I needed to have only ?DynDNS nameservers listed in my record and no mixing with other DNS hosts. Could it be that ?DynDNS is picky about the order in which my record lists nameservers?
Grr. Well, I'm back on the air. I just hope not too many of you out there with news aggregators and auto-unsub-on-error have had me slide off your lists.