ARNES operates the primary server for the .si domain, which must contain appropriate records for all domains that holders wish to be visible on the Internet. After registering a domain name under the .si, the new domain name must also be entered into the primary DNS server.
ARNES operates the primary servers for both .si and .edus.si.
The domain name holder must report appropriate data for entry into the top-level DNS server on the "Authorisation to operate domain names under the .SI top-level domain" form. This form is in the pdf. format, for which you will need version 6 of Acrobat Reader. If you have an older version of this program, use this version. Please consult your ISP about this form, since they will be able to send you partly completed form with data on the authorised person and the DNS servers. If the domain name holder operates the primary DNS server for his own domain name, he or she should report the appropriate data using the same form.
The authorisation form must be signed by the administrative contact person stated during domain registration. To insert the domain name in the primary DNS for .si, the IP address of the primary and secondary DNS servers for the registered domain name has to be sent to the following address:
ARNES, p.p. 7
or by fax on +386 1 479 88 99.
The correctness of settings and the operation of DNS servers is checked every day between 12:00 and 15:00. After each check, an email is sent to the address given on the authorisation form. In the event of an error in the DNS server settings for the domain name, you should contact your authorised person. ARNES offers advice and technical help for DNS server settings only to organisations connected to the ARNES network.
A domain name will be excluded from this automatic checking procedure if it fails within two months of ARNES receiving an insertion request that does not meet technical criteria. If this happens a new request for entry into the DNS will have to be made.
Users of the ARNES network can contact [email protected] for help.
The primary DNS server and at least one secondary DNS server must exist for the domain. It is recommended that at least one secondary server should be in a different physical location from the primary server.
Domain data must contain a SOA (Start of Authority) record in standard format. Data on the domain server in the SOA record must be the name of the primary server, and the email address given in the SOA record. Their information must be valid and active. The serial number and time-intervals must meet the recommended values (see example below).
Under Internet standards, the address [email protected] must be operational, and the relevant MX record must exist.
NS records must refer to operating DNS servers. Records on all listed servers must match.
Recommended values in SOA record
Refresh 8 hours (28800 seconds)
Retry 2 hours (7200 seconds)
Expire 7 days(604800 seconds)
Time To Live 1 day (86400 seconds)
Example SOA record for domain name domain.si:
domain.si. IN SOA primary.domain.si. hostmaster.domain.si.
1 ; serial
28800 ; refresh
7200 ; retry
604800 ; expire
86400 ; TTL
Example NS records for domain name domain.si:
domain.si. IN NS primary.domain.si.
domain.si. IN NS secondary-1.domain.si.
domain.si. IN NS secondary-2.domain.si.
A record for localhost must be defined within the domain:
localhost.domain.si. IN A 127.0.0.1