Article ID: 4033, created on Mar 24, 2008, last review on Apr 18, 2012

  • Applies to:
  • Sphera


Domain hijacking occurs when requests to a domain are illegally forwarded to another domain. This process can occur when the resolving of a domain is done internally (In the data center/enterprise). Note that this hijacking only affects the VDSs that are hosted in the same data center, which utilize the DomainDirector for initial name resolving.


The problem can be easily circumvented:

1. Install a BIND on a separate machine (BIND cannot be installed on a machine where ServerDirector or DomainDirector is installed).
You should not define any domains directly in this BIND.
Note that all the information about the VDSs should be defined via ServerDirector.
2. Make the following changes in etc.resolv.conf of all VDSs and in

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