Configuring Custom Name Servers (Advanced)

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.

Steps

  1. Login into your account.
  2. Select the Domain Names tab.
  3. Select the domain name you want to create Child DNS servers for.
  4. 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.
  5. Enter the subdomain you wish to use, (typically NS1) in the first box and then supply the IP address.
  6. Repeat the process for the secondary server, (typically NS2).
  7. You may use the same IP address for both NS1 and NS2 if you wish, but having separate servers is recommended.
  8. 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.