"One vital step to hosting your own domain is to set up a domain
name server. One nice solution is to use Linux and the Berkeley
Internet Name Domain (BIND) software. The primary job of a domain
name server is to allow you and your users to associate your
domains and subdomains with IP addresses. Oddly enough, even though
the software is called BIND the daemon that you run is called
"Generally speaking, you will need to have two servers (or at
least two ip addresses) to act as nameservers. One will be the
master nameserver where you set up all your settings and make all
your changes and one will be the slave that will act as redundancy
and will gather information from the master. Once you have set up
your two name servers correctly you would associate them as your
domain's nameservers with the domain registrar (example: GoDaddy)
that you used to register the domain..."
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