How to create your own name servers?

So you're a reseller and you want to have your own name servers? Such as

No problem!

There are 2 steps involved in this.

At your domain registrars end

Go to your domain registar and add the name servers with the correct IPs that you want to use.

This process is different for many different registars, you may want to contact them and ask them how to do it.

You can also visit our Video tutorials section, under "Updating DNS" to get a general idea.

Adding an A record in cPanel

  1. Log into cPanel
  2. Click on the "Simple DNS Zone Editor" under the "Domains" section.
  3. Select your domain from the drop-down menu.
  4. In the "Add an A Record" section, type in the name and address you wish to use.
  5. Click on the "Add A Record" button to save your changes.

When you're editing your A Record, for the Name portion you need to put yur name server preface, i.e "ns1", dns1, etc. It MUST MATCH THE SAME INFORMATION ENTERED ABOVE.

For the Address option, you put the IP of the name server. It MUST MATCH THE SAME INFORMATION ENTERED ABOVE.

PLEASE NOTE: A name server change, update, or addition may take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours depending on your registar. Sometimes you might see it appear a lot sooner, however, for the entire Web to propagate with the information it would take that amount of time.

- Article Written by:

Jeff Neils
Host NIT Tech Support

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