Knowledgebase: Domain Names
How to setup Private Nameservers
Posted by Pacific Host, Last modified by Rex Boyd on 07 December 2011 02:27 PM

Did you register your domain with PacificHost?
If so, then click here to read our guide on registering your nameservers with PacificHost.

What are private name servers?
Private name servers would be ns1.yourdomain.com and ns2.yourdomain.com

What are my private name servers IP's?
For ns1.yourdomain.com the ip would be the ip listed in your welcome email.

For ns2.yourdomain.com the ip would be the same except change the last number in the ip to be one digit higher. Example: If the ip listed in your welcome email was 69.93.193.74 your ns2.domain.com name servers ip would be 69.93.193.75

What are the benefits of having your own name servers?
Many resellers choose to have their own name servers for appearance reasons. Using our anonymous name servers can be less professional looking for a hosting company. Other than the "look" of using private name servers, when you move from one server to another, you will not need to contact all of your clients and request that they change to new name servers. Your clients will begin propagating to the new server as soon as you update your name server IP addresses. This is extremely helpful if you outgrow your reseller account and need to upgrade to a VPS or dedicated server.

Note: All VPS, Hybrid and Dedicated Server clients MUST use their own nameservers, we currently do not offer a Hosted DNS Solution.

How do I register my nameservers if I registered my domain with PacificHost?

How do I go about getting my private name servers setup?
You will now need to create the name servers at the place you registered your domain from. Every registrar has a different process for creating private name servers. If you purchased your domain from one of the below registrars click on their name for a step by step walk through. If they aren't listed below continue reading....

  1. Creating Private Nameservers at enom.com
  2. Creating Private Nameservers at GoDaddy.com
  3. Creating Private Nameservers at dotster.com
  4. Creating Private Nameservers at 123-reg.co.uk
  5. Creating Private Nameservers at NameCheap.com
  6. Creating Private Nameservers at NameBargain.com
  7. Creating Private Nameservers at NetworkSolutions.com
  8. Creating Private Nameservers at Register.com
  9. Creating Private Nameservers at 000domains.com
  10. Creating Private Nameservers at ItsYourDomain.com
  11. Creating Private Nameservers at DomainSite.com
  12. Creating Private Nameservers at DynaDot.com
  13. Creating Private Nameservers at StarGate.com
  14. Creating Private Nameservers at OpenSRS
  15. Creating Private Nameservers at 1and1.com
  16. Creating Private Nameservers at MelbourneIT.com.au
  17. Creating Private Nameservers at Netfirms.ca
Try and look for something along the lines of "register DNS" "create DNS" or "add DNS" from within your account with your registrar. The only way to create Name Servers is by using the ip addresses we assigned to your ns1 and ns2.yourdomain.com If there isn't a field asking for the ip you are not at the right place.

Private Name Server Notes
Changing your domains DNS is not the same thing as registering name servers. You will not be able to change your sites DNs to private name servers until your private name servers are registered with your domain registrar. Some regsitars don't even have an option for you to create private name servers on our own. In many cases emailing them to do it is the only option.

Help
If you can't figure out how to register your private name servers with your registrar read their FAQ and look for a question along the lines of "How do I register name servers" If you can't figure it out from either reading their faq or navigating through your account with them you will need to email them asking...

"I want to create name servers for my domain. They are ns1.insteryourdomainhere.com with the ip of (insert the ip we assign here) and ns2.insertyourdomainhere.com with the ip of (insert the ip we assign here)"

My private name servers are registered now what?
Next you need to change the actual nameservers of your domain to your new nameservers you just registered. Please visit Changing Nameservers to learn how.

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