Contributed by jose on from the 128-bit-dns dept.
Read on to see how you can register an IPv6 DNS server more easily.
"Two days ago I got off the phone with Network Soltuions and thought this was another year I could not register an IPv6 dns server.
Now I have finished a call with their advanced dns team, and have been informed that I will get two of my registered hosts updated with an IPv6 address, for certain.
They are capable of putting in an IPv6 address for a dns server that has an existing IPv4 address. For example (as sent to the 6bone mailing list):
whois -h whois.internic.net dot.ep.netshows the output of:
[..] Server Name: DOT.EP.NET IP Address: 126.96.36.199 IP Address: 2001:478:6:0:230:48FF:FE22:6A29 Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC. Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com Referral URL: http://www.networksolutions.com [..]This is most definately registered as a v4 and v6 dns server.
If any of you out there are wanting to register an IPv6 address with your dns server for your domain, and you have Network Soltuions as your registrar, call the above number. You may not get the same person I did, so you may need some patience while you explain to them the above information proves they can do it.
Soon (within a week perhaps) you should be able to substitute 'ns0.fries.net' for the above 'dot.ep.net'.
I have raised the bar one notch, however, and requested not only ns0.fries.net and ns1.fries.net get an additional ip that happens to be IPv6, but I've also requested that ns6.fries.net get registered as a host with an IPv6 record _only_.
This last bit may not be everyone's desire just yet, but I like to be forward thinking, and would like to push to have things ready when more and more do not need to register an IPv4 address to have a dns server.
Hope this sheds some light on a frustrating problem (until today)."
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