Private Name Servers - Setup

Step 1: Register Your Name Servers at your Registrar

What are private name servers?

Private name servers would be ns1.yourdomain.com and ns2.yourdomain.com, instead of nameservers with a EludedHost domain.

What are my private name servers IP's?

For ns1.yourdomain.com, the IP is listed in your welcome email.
(Example, Server IP: 123.123.123.123)

For ns2.yourdomain.com, the IP is listed in your welcome email.
(e.g. 123.123.123.124.)

If you have shared web hosting, this means you cannot use private nameservers.

If you have reseller, VPS, or Dedicated, you should have those IP's listed in your welcome email. If not, simply contact EludedHost so we can provide you with the correct IP's.

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....

Domain is registered with EludedHost

Please create a support ticket and they will create private nameservers for you.

Domain is registered with another registrar:

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 domain's DNS is not the same thing as registering name servers. You will not be able to change your site's DNS to private name servers until your private name servers are registered with your domain registrar. Some registrars 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?

Step 2: Setting NS A Records

After your name servers have been created, you must add the necessary A records to your domain. Read the details here.

After the A record update, you and your clients will be able to use your private name servers for all the domains which host with you.

 

Step 3: DNS Glue / Setting SOA and NS Records

Once a domain name is using your private name servers, it is important to check the DNS glue.

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