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Domain Name Service (DNS) is the name resolution service for IP addresses that provides the text-based addresses for Internet resources. For example, DNS enables a server with the IP address of 182.255.109.6 to be found on the Internet as www.yourcompany.com. DNS provides the protocol that allows clients (your computer) and servers (the Internet) to easily communicate with each other. MX records define the relationship between mail addresses for users and the host name of the machine that handles mail.

Some FastAccess Business plans provide DNS services/entries for free as part of your basic service offering. Check the FastAccess Comparision Chart to see if your plan offers DNS. After your service is provisioned and the Static IP addresses have been assigned, you can go to www.fastaccess.com/DNS and set up your forward DNS. You will need to establish BellSouth as your primary DNS server with your Domain Name Registrar. Additional DNS services/entries are available for a nominal cost. Additional BellSouth DNS/MX/FQDN information can be seen here.

Important Note: The webpage linked above is for forward DNS only. In order to establish reverse DNS you must contact BellSouth directly at dnsupdates@bellsouth.net.

Andy Houtz DSL

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • Reagarding this section of the FAQ: "You will need to establish BellSouth as your primary DNS server with your Domain Name Registrar, and as the technical contact for your Domain Name Service." The second part, ....."and as the technical contact for your Domain Name Service." is not required for any functional purpose. What it amounts to is placing free advertising for Bellsouth in the user's domain whois record. My suggestion is that this portion of the statement be qualified as technically unnecessary if it remains in the FAQ.

    2008-03-13 08:55:31 (graysonf See Profile)



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last modified: 2008-03-13 10:05:54