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12:13 am on Aug 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Dear friends

I currently have 2 domains in my own VPS, along with one subdomain. They are working fine.

But, I do have a doubt that perhaps you might be able to help me:

My domain domain.com is configured with the VPS provider name servers. The subdomain sub.domain.com also, and forwarding to the correct location.

My problem now, is that I need to create a new subdomain, let's call it server.domain.com that must point to other name servers (differente from the provider). So domain.com is pointing to the provider of my VPS, but this new one must point to 2 different NS.

Can you please tell me where, and how do I do this? Must I simply create the subdomain and change the NS in PLESK? Or are there any additional mandatory records to change/create?

Please answer as soon as possible.

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Kepler
1:33 am on Aug 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Hello kepler and welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com]

I would change the A record at your host to point that sub to server.domain.com
10:09 am on Aug 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Hi

Thanks for the welcome :)

Here's the problem:
- My domain is at yourdomains
- There, my domain points to the nameservers of my VPS (which are of the company, not my own)

They told me: "We are afraid, that your wish cannot be fulfilled due to technical reasons. A subdomain cannot be resolved in a different name server as the domain."

So, what do you sugest? Can you please give me right steps?

Thanks, and sorry for the trouble

Kepler
10:31 am on Aug 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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If they can't, they can't. I have no idea how they're set up.

I don't see why you can't do it. This is done with changing the A record of a domain to point to where ever you want it to.

Maybe someone else has an idea.
10:45 am on Aug 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Hi

I can change my domain to other ip with other NS - there's no problem in that. The problem is pointing a sub domain to other NS, maintaining the domain primary NS (different from each other).

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Kepler
11:10 am on Aug 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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It's technically possible, so what they're saying is incorrect, but it will probably significantly slow down DNS queries for the subdomain, and it makes maintenance more difficult, so I hope you have a good reason to do it.

As you say, you would have to create NS records for the subdomain and point them to the other nameservers, which in turn will have to be set up to respond to queries for that subdomain. If you use your provider's nameservers, you will need to log in to your account there (not your Plesk control panel) and edit the DNS zone for your domain, adding a minimum of 2 NS records (ideally, not sure if it's required in such a case) for the subdomain.

If NS records cannot be created there, as is sometimes the case, you would have to switch nameserver providers to make this happen.