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How to Register Private Nameservers?

Why register nameservers?

New nameservers need to be registered with your registrar before they can be used. For example, if you are opening a reseller account and given the option to set your own nameservers, you'll probably want to select ones reflecting your primary domain name.  If your primary domain is example.com, you'll need to register the nameservers (two at minimum in most cases) ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com. How to register these nameservers differs from registrar to registrar.  See our guides below for examples.

Namecheap.com

  • Click on my account -> manage domains -> click on a domain name
  • Under advanced options select nameserver registration
  • Enter your nameservers and IP addresses followed by "add nameservers"

Fabulous.com

  • Click on manage -> nameservers > and then "create nameserver" at the very bottom of the page under "Nameserver Edit."
  • FQDN is ns1 followed by your domain registered at fabulous, followed by its IP address.  Click "continue" and repeat for ns2.

Godaddy.com

  • Click on my account -> domain list -> followed by the domain you wish to setup nameservers for.
  • Select "click here to add" below "Domain Host Information"
  • Enter your nameservers and IP addresses followed by "register nameservers"

Enom.com

  • Click on domains -> register DNS -> "Register a Nameserver Name"
  • Enter your nameservers and IP addresses

A similar process exists for most other registrars.  If we have not covered your particular registrar, please post below.

OpenSRS

In the Manage Name Servers section, and at the bottom of the page, you will see a link: "If you want to create or modify a name server which is based on {your domain} click here."

Here you can register a name server based on the domain. All name servers must have an unique IP and must be set-up and running for at least 24 hours before you register them here. Type the prefix for your name server and its IP address and click Create Name Server. We suggest that you do not use the prefix "www" as this may cause a problem with your web server lookups. Use the nameservers exactly as issued to you by Webhosting.net, Inc

The most common error when setting up a newnameserver is: "Unable to create nameserver: Registry error, nameserver creation failed [Attribute value not unique]"
This means that the IP address you entered is already taken. You may either find another IP or delete the existing nameserver host record

 

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After Setting ns1/ns2 with IP address (IP address already sent to you with our hosting welcome email) in the domain control panel, then you need to login into WHM Panel. Go to : Basic cPanel/WHM Setup > Provide/replace your nameserver. Then click on the Edit DNS Zone, then select your domain name and then create two new "A" record : ns1 and ns2 and point these record to the IP address. If nameserver record is already there, then you just need to edit and save.

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