How do I configure secondary name servers?
For most domain name TLD extensions, at least 2 name servers are required. If you would like to provide your own DNS servers, but only have a single server available, you can leverage Belnet resources as secondary name servers.
You can configure this using the domains.belnet.be website.
- Log on with your Belnet Personal login
- Go to "My Domains".
- Select "Name servers".
- Activate "Secondary Name Servers"
- Enter the IPv4 or IPv6 address and host name for your primary name server.
- Select "Save Changes"
Please note: To complete the activation, you will have to allow zone transfers to your primary name server from our name servers:
- ns1.belnet.be: 22.214.171.124 / 2001:6a8:3c80::14
- ns2.belnet.be: 126.96.36.199 / 2001:6a8:3c80:c000::40
- ns3.belnet.be: 188.8.131.52 / 2001:610:188:441:145:0:7:163 (hosted by SurfNet in the Netherlands)
After configuring the secondary name servers, you should be able to verify if the records are being synchronised after a few minutes. To do this, go to the "Advanced" tab for your domain. This will allow you to see (but not edit) the entries stored in the secondary name server. Changes must be made on your primary name server.