Problem adding addon domain in cpanel

July 9, 2013 47.1k views
I have installed cpanel on centos and changed my domain name server to ns1.digitalocean.com ns2, ns3. I am able to go to my main domain and every thing works fine with it, but when I try addind an addon domain it gives the following domain Using nameservers with the following IPs: 141.0.170.89,198.199.95.114,198.199.120.125 Sorry, the domain is already pointed to an IP address that does not appear to use DNS servers associated with this server. Please transfer the domain to this servers nameservers or have your administrator add one of its nameservers to /etc/ips.remotedns and make the proper A entries on that remote nameserver. Now I am a complete noob in linux and vps , the above message for me is a rocket science. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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Here is one possible solution I came across:

Logon to WHM
Select Tweak Settings under Server Setup
Put checkboxes next to both: Allow Creation of Parked/Addon Domains that are not registered
Allow Creation of Parked/Addon Domains that resolve to other servers (ie domain transfers) [This can be a major security problem. If you must have it enabled, be sure to not allow users to park common internet domains.]
Can you copy the contents of /etc/ips.remotedns and paste it on this thread?
there is no such file called "/etc/ips.remotedns", there are ips, ips.dnsmaster file and both of them are empty.
Using nameservers with the following IPs: 141.0.170.89,198.199.95.114,198.199.120.125 Sorry, the domain is already pointed to an IP address that does not appear to use DNS servers associated with this server. Please transfer the domain to this servers nameservers or have your administrator add one of its nameservers to /etc/ips.remotedns and make the proper A entries on that remote nameserver.

What about inserting a nameserver in the ips.remotedns?
@stefan -- "how to insert the namesever in the ips.remotedns " ?
Thank for your reply.
@pablo I have already checked those and tried these setting, but of no help.


Thanks for your reply
I have tried various method of using vps the one mentioned on DO tutorial, virtualmin but every time I faced 3 problems I was not able to use ftp/filezilla, I was not able to send emails , and was not able to create addon sites.
Now I tried cpanel with trail version and now it works.... but at a cost.
Is there any way I can avoid cpanel which costs more the the hosting

Your views are appreciated

Thanks
RE: Virtualmin did you follow these steps?

1.) How to create an FTP account.

2.) How to create an email account

3.) How to create a sub-server

As for another cPanel alternative, have you seen this?: How to Install zPanel on CentOS 6
@pablo I have re-installed virtualmin and trying to create a domain1.com webiste, but when I have created the virtual sever and visit the website domain1.com it provides this error message-- "You don't have permission to access / on this server.", can you please solve this problem.
Continued on: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/virtualmin-webiste-problem
The solution is to add the file /etc/ips.remotedns IF it doesn't exist and add at least 1 of the IP addresses belonging to one of the Name Servers you want to use.

Login via SSH as root and do the following:

pico /etc/ips.remotedns

Add at least 1 of the IPs (or both) then CTRL-O + ENTER to save.

Try adding your domain again via cPanel.

You shouldn't need to change the WHM settings via Tweak Settings as suggested. That should only be a last resort.
@hypertextsol: I'm having this problem, too. :( On my other server from another company, I successfully added a new domain by following this guide - http://blogerr.net/adding-addon-domains-and-subdomains-to-your-web-hosting-account/ - but on my linux server with DigitalOcean, I keep getting the same error message as you. I tried checking "/etc/ips.remotedns" but it's empty.

Domains are under cloudflare so not using server set nameservers. Doesn't allow me to addon the domains.

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