Child DNS servers are name servers that are registered under a domain name, the domain name is called a parent for the DNS server. Many people prefer to set their own custom-named DNS servers, which is also a requirement for some extensions such as .BANK. In order to create the name servers, you will first need to register them with the IP address of the server.
- Login into your account.
- Select the Domain Names tab.
- Select the domain name you want to create Child DNS servers for.
- Scroll down and within the 'Register Child Name servers' section (bottom right), click on Register or Update Child Name server. Then select Register New Name server.
- Enter the subdomain you wish to use, (typically NS1) in the first box and then supply the IP address.
- Repeat the process for the secondary server, (typically NS2).
- You may use the same IP address for both NS1 and NS2 if you wish, but having separate servers is recommended.
- Once this is set up, it may take a few hours to take effect. Then, you will be able to change your domain's DNS servers over to the newly created child name servers.